DEPT OF NEUROBIOLOGY LAUNCHES JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (JEDI) SERIES

DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY LAUNCHES JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION (JEDI) SERIES

 (all seminars via Zoom)

 

 Aug 19, 2021

12:00 p.m.

Guest:  Julian McNeil, MSEd

Program Manager, DGSOM Anti-Racism Roadmap

Topic:  Overview of the DGSOM Anti-Racism Roadmap, insights on organizational/departmental change, and ways that the department, including non-research staff, can advance JEDI work

 

October 21, 2021

12:00 p.m.

Guest:  David McIntosh, PhD

Vice Dean for Justice, Equity, and Diversity Inclusion (JEDI) – DGSOM

Topic:  Overview of JEDI Vision and Interactive Activity/Discussion on “Disrupting Microagressions”

 

Dec 9, 2021

12:00 p.m.

Guest:  Natalie Perry, PhD

Program Lead, DGSOM Cultural North Star

Topic:  DGSOM Cultural North Star:  new directions and how it will work with the Anti-Racism Roadmap and JEDI

 

More to come in 2022!

Recruiting two tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Neuroscience

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.

Anti-racism Roadmap: The David Geffen School of Medicine Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to actively dismantling structural racism in our organization as described in more detail at https://medschool.ucla.edu/diversity-anti-racism-roadmap.

Congratulations to Ceazar Nave for receiving the IRACDA@UCLA Fellowship

Congratulations to Ceazar Nave, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Jeff Donlea in the Dept of Neurobiology, for receiving the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award at UCLA Fellowship.

The IRACDA Program at UCLA supports postdoctoral scholars in the biological sciences who have a demonstrated interest in teaching, research, mentoring, and supporting diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. IRACDA combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, with pedagogical training provided through CEILS workshops and CIRTL courses, as well as faculty mentored teaching assignments at our partner institution, California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). The program is expected to facilitate the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia. The program is sponsored through Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award (IRACDA), supported by the division of NIGMS at NIH. A major goal of IRACDA is to produce a workforce in STEM with a strong commitment to teaching diverse undergraduates, particularly at institutions that have a history of training students underrepresented in higher education. In addition to motivating the next generation of scientists at our partner institution, another goal of IRACDA is to foster interactions between UCLA and CSULA faculty that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching.

Open rank, tenured-track/tenured faculty position in the basic sciences at UCLA

The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at UCLA (https://medschool.ucla.edu) announces an open rank, tenured-track/tenured faculty position in the basic sciences  (Biological Chemistry, Computational Medicine, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Neurobiology, and Physiology). Candidates must have a MD (or equivalent) and/or a PhD (or equivalent) in a field relevant to one of the above departments. We seek a motivated individual that will contribute leadership to establishing an inclusive environment that champions justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must demonstrate a history of commitment to the mentorship of students from underrepresented and underserved populations, as well as an outstanding record of scholarly publications and grant funding. The successful candidate will be expected to continue their active research program and their participation in mentoring activities. Service and teaching expectations will be commensurate with other tenure track faculty positions in the DGSOM. An appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be offered as appropriate to the applicant’s academic standing. We highly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring diverse groups in the sciences. UCLA offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, recruitment allowances, as well as a thriving community of scholars committed to mutually supporting one another.

The DGSOM is one of the top medical schools in the US, number two in the nation for NIH funding (Blue Ridge rankings), and affiliated with one of the nation’s pre-eminent health systems. The DGSOM is collocated with the main UCLA campus, in an urban setting. UCLA has been named the number one public university in the nation by US News and World Report for the last four years. It is California’s largest university with a diverse student body of 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students, approximately 25% of whom are members of underrepresented minority groups. UCLA is on track to becoming a federally-designated Hispanic-Serving Institution by 2025. It is known both for its excellence in research and education and is home to a number of UCOP, NIH, NSF, and HHMI funded training programs focused on increasing success for underrepresented students in science, medical, and allied health fields. DGSOM partners with the rest of the campus in supporting innovative programs that foster the success of its diverse community of undergraduate, medical and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. These programs include the UC-HBCU (University of California- Historically Black Colleges and Universities), BRI-SURE (Brain Research Institute- Summer Undergraduate Research Experience), MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers), and U-STAR (Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research) programs.

Application packages should be submitted online through https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu, searching for the position under JPF06800 (https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06800), and include the following documents: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a research statement; 3) a statement of contributions to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to formal and informal mentoring activities and detailed plans for continuing these activities in the future; 4) a cover letter, and 5) three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on 1st October, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Any inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be sent to the search committee chair: Professor Samantha Butler (butlersj@ucla.edu).

Cultural North Star: The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving 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.

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.
(http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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