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Assistant Professor Position

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The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG) seeks qualified applicants for a full time tenure-track faculty position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. MIMG is an education and basic science research department. MIMG is based in the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, CA, and is fully integrated into both the College of Letters and Sciences and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. We are seeking an exceptional individual with a high potential for obtaining extramural funding in the areas of bacteriology, bacterial genetics, bacterial pathogenesis, host-bacterial interactions or microbiome research . A strong computational component to the research program is also welcome. Successful candidates will be expected to interact and collaborate with investigators in our institutional research focus areas including immunology, virology, parasitology and molecular genetics. Individuals with a history of mentoring individuals from underrepresented groups in the sciences are encourage to include details in the cover letter.
The primary duties of the successful candidate will be to:
• Develop or maintain an extramurally funded research program
• Participate in teaching undergraduate, graduate and/or medical students
• Participate in service activities of the campus (e.g. service on committees)

Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree, and at least three years postdoctoral training with a strong track record of publications. Evidence of ability to obtain research funding is strongly recommended.

The successful applicant will hold a full-time academic appointment in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the Assistant Professor level. Salary is dependent upon rank, qualifications and experience. A highly competitive start-up package and compensation with comprehensive benefits are available for qualified candidates.
Please include the following items in your online submission:
•Cover letter addressing the candidate’s strengths and qualifications listing the position number.
•Curriculum vitae
•Statement of research interests/achievements
•Statement of Teaching interests/achievements
•Statement of Contributions to Diversity
•Contact information for three references (preferably from three institutions)

Inquiries, but not application material should be directed to: La Toya Watkins
Assistant to Chair, Faculty Search Committee

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles
1602 Molecular Science Building
Box 951489
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1489

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

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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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)