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Neuroscience Theme Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 6th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The David Geffen School of Medicine is seeking an outstanding faculty member to join its highly interactive Neuroscience community. Candidates, at all levels, utilizing state of the art experimental or computational methods to answer fundamental questions in neuroscience or to explore mechanisms of disease are encouraged to apply.

The position is a state-supported, tenure-track/tenured professorship. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in a department best matched to the candidate’s interests in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (i.e., Neurobiology, Physiology, Biological Chemistry, Pathology, Molecular Pharmacology, Computational Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, Neurology, Neurosurgery or Neurology).

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to applicants at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptional candidates at all levels, including Associate and Full Professor, will be considered. Emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s record of teaching excellence, research accomplishment and creativity, professional activity, and service to the University community. The Neuroscience Theme seeks a candidate with a proven record of contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Neuroscience faculty occupy state-of-the-art modern laboratories in the David Geffen School of Medicine, including the newly renovated South Tower. UCLA faculty conduct fundamental and translational research in molecular, cellular, computational, and systems neuroscience. Faculty will be a part of the Neuroscience Theme, one of six research themes established to foster cross-campus collaborations. Faculty have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching of neuroscience to not only graduate and medical students, but also to undergraduate and dental students. For more information on the Neuroscience Theme, visit:

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. In order to be considered, candidates must upload all of the following required materials: 1) a description of their research plans in less than four pages; 2) full curriculum vitae; 3) a list of 3-5 referees; and 4) a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research - A description of intended research plans in four pages or less.

  • Statement of Teaching - Examples of current and future commitment to teaching excellence. Please limit to one page.

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document. Please limit to one page or less.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)