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Sensory Physiologist

Employer
UCLA Integrative Biology and Physiology
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology, Computational Biology, Physiology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty
Organization Type
Academia
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The UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants working in any area of sensory physiology employing traditional or non-traditional model systems, and who can contribute to our momentum in promoting the next generation of diverse scientists by embracing multicultural competence and inclusive excellence.  We value our department’s collaborative atmosphere and breadth of scientific areas including computational, systems, cellular, and molecular physiology. Many of the departmental faculty have co-authored scientific publications with each other.  We also value integrity, humor, humility, respectful engagement, community, and a growth mindset toward all endeavors.  The department is located within the Division of Life Sciences, part of the UCLA College of Letters and Science serving undergraduate and graduate students.  Thus, the search is particularly geared toward candidates that share our belief that, as Professors at a top public university, we strive for excellence in teaching, service, research, as well as promoting justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.  The department is an exemplar in this regard.  Interaction with our colleagues in the David Geffen School of Medicine is seamless as we are all located within close proximity on the Los Angeles campus. Applications should include statements of research interests in sensory physiology, teaching philosophy, and a statement that addresses how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to promoting the strengths that are achieved by diverse representation.  In the cover letter, applicants should also address how their research will synergize with existing research programs in the Department and within the broader UCLA campus community.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program, in addition to participating in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.  Undergraduate teaching involves contributing to a team-taught upper division core physiology course.  The successful applicant will be supported by a community of scholars who are highly knowledgeable of evidenced-based inclusive teaching practices. Junior faculty in the Department are also supported with multiple, well-qualified mentors during their path to tenure.

Please submit CV and statements of (1) research, (2) teaching and mentoring and (3) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion before September 23, 2022 to https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07613.  Competitive candidates will have a PhD or equivalent degree within the fields of biology that can include neuroscience, physics, bioengineering, physiology, and biochemistry. The faculty in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology embrace the strengths of diversity at all levels and promoting inclusion through informed, culturally sensitive mentoring.  Queries can be addressed to: Rachelle H. Crosbie, Professor and Chair of Integrative Biology and Physiology (rcrosbie@physci.ucla.edu).

UCLA is the #1 ranked public university in the USA, and California's largest university, with an enrollment of nearly 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Biosciences at UCLA has more than 300 faculty members, includes many top ten ranked departments, and is consistently in the top ten in NIH funding. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented groups in the sciences.

 

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment refence checks.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

 

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