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Mathematical Biologist: Open rank faculty position

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2017
Last review date: February 1st, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 2nd, 2018
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.


The Division of Life Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles is searching for a mathematical biologist, a full-time tenure-track/tenure (open rank) faculty appointment, to be affiliated with the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences and hold a faculty appointment in one of the Life Science departments: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Integrative Biology and Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, or Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology.

We seek applicants in a mathematical biology field that fits into any of the broad areas defined by the above-mentioned departments. The competitive applicant will have a transformative research program with clear promise or track record of extra-mural funding, stellar teaching experience, commitment to educational innovation, and an interest to contribute intellectual leadership to our exciting new series of lower division Life Sciences Math classes (LS30 series; see text at The Division of Life Sciences offers competitive set-up funds, a collegial environment, and a collaborative culture that promotes cross-campus interactions.

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit materials online through Please include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) research statement covering both past accomplishments and future plans, (4) teaching statement, (5) statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (6) 2-3 significant and relevant publications, and (7) names and contact information for at least three references, at least one of whom can comment on teaching skills and qualifications. Candidates must have a PhD and a commitment to excellence in research, teaching, mentoring, and contributions to diversity. Questions regarding the position should be sent to Alexander Hoffmann (

As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups in the sciences. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website ( or the UC Office of the President’s website (

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 (

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Los Angeles, CA




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