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Open Rank Faculty Position

Position overview

Position title: Open rank faculty position

Application Window

Open date: September 1st, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.

Position description

The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA ( announces an open rank, tenured-track/tenured faculty position in the basic sciences (Biological Chemistry, Computational Medicine, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Neurobiology, and Physiology). Candidates must have a MD (or equivalent) and/or a PhD (or equivalent) in a field relevant to one of the above departments. We seek a motivated individual that will contribute leadership to establishing an inclusive environment that champions justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must demonstrate a history of commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, as well as an outstanding record of scholarly publications and grant funding. The successful candidate will be expected to continue their active research program and their participation in mentoring activities. Service and teaching expectations will be commensurate with other tenure track faculty positions in the DGSOM. An appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be offered as appropriate to the applicant’s academic standing. We highly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring diverse groups in the sciences. UCLA offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, recruitment allowances, as well as a thriving community of scholars committed to mutually supporting one another.

The DGSOM is one of the top medical schools in the US, number two in the nation for NIH funding (Blue Ridge rankings), and affiliated with one of the nation’s pre-eminent health systems. The DGSOM is collocated with the main UCLA campus, in an urban setting. UCLA has been named the number one public university in the nation by US News and World Report for the last four years. It is California's largest university with a diverse student body of 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 25% of whom are members of underrepresented minority groups. UCLA is on track to becoming a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution by 2025. It is known both for its excellence in research and education and is home to a number of UCOP, NIH, NSF, and HHMI funded training programs focused on increasing success for underrepresented students in science, medical, and allied health fields. DGSOM partners with the rest of the campus in supporting innovative programs that foster the success of its diverse community of undergraduate, medical and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. These programs include the UC-HBCU (University of California- Historically Black Colleges and Universities), BRI-SURE (Brain Research Institute- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience), MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers), and U-STAR (Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research) programs.

Application packages should be submitted online through, searching for the position under JPF06800 (, and include the following documents: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a research statement; 3) a statement of contributions to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to formal and informal mentoring activities and detailed plans for continuing these activities in the future; and 4) a cover letter, and 5) three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on 1st October, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Any inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be sent to the search committee chair: Professor Samantha Butler (

Cultural North Star: The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Candidates must have a MD (or equivalent) and/or a PhD (or equivalent) in a field relevant to one of the following departments in the basic sciences : Biological Chemistry, Computational Medicine, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Neurobiology, and Physiology.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Please include the names of three referees who can be contacted for letters

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

  • Statement of Research

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Applicants to provide names and contact info for references and ask references to submit letters.

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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.

Job location

Los Angeles