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The Department of Human Genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is searching for a tenure-track professor to join our faculty ( Preference lies at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at Associate or Full Professor will receive consideration. The department encourages applications from outstanding candidates who are committed to engaging in cutting-edge research and education involving experimental, quantitative or theoretical genetics and genomics.

Opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the health sciences. The David Geffen School of Medicine is located on the main UCLA campus, in direct proximity to the other health sciences schools (Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing), and the newly formed Institute for Precision Health and the College of Letters and Science. The UCLA genetics community has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and collaboration, including with faculty in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics, History, Sociology, and Law. Beyond the Department of Human Genetics, UCLA has many other world-class geneticists in departments such as Biomathematics, Biostatistics, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.

Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent by the date of appointment and provide, depending on their level of experience, either potential for or evidence of scholarly impact through publications, excellence in teaching, and ability to obtain extramural grant funding, as well as strong oral and written communication skills. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

To apply: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research interests and goals, a teaching statement and one or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work to the Chair, Faculty Search Committee using the link:

The Search Committee will review applications beginning October 16, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The earliest possible start date for this position is July 1, 2018. Informal inquiries may be submitted to Dr. Jonathan Flint, Chair of the UCLA DGSOM Human Genetics Faculty Search Committee at:

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 (

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 Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Publications - One or two manuscripts or articles representing your most important work.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required