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Biochemistry Faculty Position

Position overview

Position titles:
Salary range: $74,600-$197,100.
Review timeline: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Search Committee will begin reviewing materials and applications on November 10, 2023. Final application submission deadline is November 30, 2023.

Application Window

Open date: October 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 27, 2023 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, Jun 30, 2024 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 Biochemistry Division of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (www.chemistry.ucla.edu) is seeking outstanding candidates for tenure–track and tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the areas of Structural Biology or Biophysics. However, candidates who fit the department’s mission and work in other field(s) of Biochemistry are also encouraged to apply. In addition to engaging in research and classroom teaching of graduate and undergraduate students, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor graduate students in our departmental Biochemistry, Molecular, and Structural Biology Graduate Program. Please see https://bmsb.chem.ucla.edu/. The successful applicants at the Assistant level will be expected to develop strong and creative research programs and to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants at the Associate and Full levels are expected to have demonstrated excellence in all areas, including leadership. The University of California Los Angeles and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ph.D. required

All applications must be uploaded through UCLA Academic Recruit.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), future research plans (3 pages max.), a teaching statement, and a statement of contribution to diversity. In addition, candidates for the Assistant Professor level position should arrange for at least 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1: Faculty – Ladder Ranks. The salary range for this position is $74,600-$197,100. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. See campus compensation page for additional information.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Search Committee will begin reviewing materials and applications on November 10, 2023.

The University of California Los Angeles and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from diverse individuals. The preferred candidate will also demonstrate a track record of and continued commitment to mentoring of students from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities 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, 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 reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. required

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor

Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), future research plans (3 pages max.), a teaching statement, and a statement of contribution to diversity.
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
• Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
• Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
• 3-5 letters of reference required

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of Recommendation to be uploaded to UC Recruit

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08840

Associate and Full Professor

Position title: Associate and Full Professor

Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), future research plans (3 pages max.), a teaching statement, and a statement of contribution to diversity.
Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.
• Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
• Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
None

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

N/A

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08840

Help contact: academicPersonnel@chem.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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 University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA