UCLA is recruiting two tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Neuroscience. One position is in the David Geffen School of Medicine with an appointment in the Department of Neurobiology and the other position is in the College of Letters and Science, Division of Life Sciences with a split appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology and the Institute for Society and Genetics. Successful candidates will be evaluated by the respective units/departments in which they are appointed. These positions were created in partnership with the Ralph J. Bunche Center as part of the campus-wide effort to rise to the challenge expanding scholarship in the areas of racial and social justice at UCLA, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost. Both appointments have the opportunity to be affiliated with the UCLA Brain Research Institute.

We seek candidates whose research addresses fundamental biological, environmental, or social mechanisms influencing the nervous system that affect health, well-being, resilience, and/or physiology in Black individuals and communities living in a racialized society. Successful candidates will exhibit interdisciplinary skills and aspire to work at the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and society. Preference will be given to applicants who have strong academic scholarship, potential for joining or leading initiatives that address the health of Black communities and a strong record/potential for mentoring trainees from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in any relevant discipline and are encouraged to apply one or both positions. For the latter, the same documents may be uploaded to both links. To apply, candidates are directed to the website https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu where they will be able to search for the position under JPF06811 and JPF06815. The following materials are required: 1) full curriculum vitae; 2) a description of research plans (≤ 3 pages); 3) a statement on teaching, mentoring, and community engagement (1-2 pages); 4) a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (1-2 pages); 5) 3-5 letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. We highly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring underrepresented groups in the sciences.

Selected applicants will be invited to present their research at a 2-day symposium at UCLA on December 13 and 14, 2021.

Cultural North Star: The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

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