As outlined in the UCI Recruit job listing: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06881
The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the School of Biological Sciences at UCI invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in biochemistry with a focus on structure-function as it relates to the microbiome, virology, or metalloproteins. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., or M.D. or equivalent degree. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent and internationally recognized research program and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants will be evaluated based on their curriculum vitae, at least 3 letters of reference, a 3 page outline of future research plans, a 1 page teaching statement, and a 1 page statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. The School of Biological Sciences offers a collegial environment where collaborative activities are valued. Research plans that identify synergistic connections with existing UCI research programs are encouraged.
Electronic submission instructions can be found at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/help/applicants/filling_out_application. This same URL can be used for uploading reference letters separately. Please see the URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply#school-of-biological-sciences for application instructions under “Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.” Review of applications will begin 30 days from the initial date of posting and the recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
Biological Sciences at UC Irvine is a vibrant, supportive, and collaborative community of scholars. Our faculty include six Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, seven of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and two of the Royal Society. UCI is a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). These federal designations align with UCI’s aspiration to be a national leader and global model of inclusive excellence. UCI is a top ten public research university that excels at improving outcomes for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and as a consequence has consistently been ranked as the best university in the nation in promoting upward mobility of its graduates. Biological Sciences at UCI is highly interdisciplinary with many connections to the Schools of Medicine, Physical Sciences, Information and Computer Sciences, and Engineering including the Center for Complex Biological Systems.
Criteria for the research, teaching, and diversity statements are provided below.
Research Statement (3 pages). This statement should:
- Detail the candidate’s specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
- Provide a detailed plan of their future independent research program, and how this program will be leveraged to obtain extramural funding.
- Indicate how the candidate’s research program will synergize with the research environment at UCI, highlighting potential collaborations within and beyond the department.
Teaching Statement (1 page). This statement should:
- Indicate the candidate’s teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching/lecturing to undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities.
- Detail the candidate’s teaching approaches and philosophies, including evidence or reasoning (if any) that these teaching strategies will be effective when applied to UCI’s diverse student population.
- Provide evidence (if any) of effectiveness of previous teaching.
Diversity Statement (1 page). The UC Statement on Diversity is available at:
http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/4400.html. Applicants will be evaluated on their required statements of their contribution to diversity. This statement should:
- Indicate how the candidate has demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups and the benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
- Provide evidence (if any) of the candidate’s track record and success in activities aimed at reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.
- Detail specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.
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, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate 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 Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.