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Tenure track Assistant Professor position in population genetics

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Tenure track Assistant Professor position in population genetics

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at UCLA is searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor in population genetics. We seek candidates who use computational, theoretical, and/or experimental approaches to study genetic variation in any biological system. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a rigorous, externally funded research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

EEB is a vibrant and expanding department with strengths in evolutionary biology and the genomics of non-model organisms. The department is part of a dynamic interdepartmental research community in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, and human genetics across the greater UCLA campus. The successful candidate would be a part of this rich network, with many opportunities to collaborate between disciplines and departments. Necessary qualifications include candidates must have a Ph.D or equivalent degree and sustained research productivity as evidenced through journal publications and conference presentations.

Submit application packages online through and include the following: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching expertise; 5) statement of formal and informal activities to promote diversity and inclusion; and 6) names of three referees. All items should be separate documents. Please direct any inquires to Assistant Professor Kirk Lohmueller ( The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Review of applications will begin on 28 October 2017, and continue until position is filled.

As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in the sciences.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has 34 faculty, a large graduate program, over 1800 undergraduates across three majors (Biology; Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution; Marine Biology), and two minors (Conservation Biology and Evolutionary Medicine). The department has close ties with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and departments across the College as well as the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health. EEB is associated with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Sciences, the Stunt Ranch UC Reserve, the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden, the Donald E. Dickey Collection of Birds and Mammals, the Center for Education and Innovation and Learning in the Sciences, and the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences.

The Division of Life Sciences ( includes over 200 faculty, 7000 undergraduates, 500 graduate students, 12 undergraduate majors, and more than 12 PhD programs. The UCLA College through its four academic divisions— Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences – is the academic heart of UCLA, which is California's largest university with an enrollment of nearly 43,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

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, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching expertise

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - statement of formal and informal activities to promote diversity and inclusion;

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)