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Assistant Professor / Assistant Entomologist in the area of Genetics/Genomics of Arthropod Vectors of Human Diseases

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor/Assistant Entomologist
Salary range: $74,600-$97,200
Anticipated start: July 1st, 2024
Review timeline: Applications received by January 15, 2024 will be given full consideration

Application Window

Open date: November 1, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

Assistant Professor/Assistant Entomologist in Genetics/Genomics of Arthropod Vectors of Human Diseases

The Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside invites applicants for a full-time, Assistant Professor/Assistant Entomologist position.

This position will start on July 1, 2024. The purpose of this position is to develop an innovative, fundamental and translational research program in the area of Genetics and Genomics of Arthropod Vectors of Human Disease. This 9-month, tenure-track position is a 40% Instruction and 60% Organized Research appointment. The final candidate should develop a strong basic and/or translational research program investigating the molecular, genetic, and/or genomic basis of arthropod vectors of human diseases. Teaching responsibilities may include participation in existing courses on medical entomology, molecular biology, genomics, disease transmission, and population genetics, as well as development of new courses and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students.

The UC salary consists of a base pay of $74,600-$97,200 for Assistant Professors and additional off-scale to be commensurate with market value, qualifications and experiences. The off-scale portion of the salary will be maintained as long as satisfactory academic progress is made. Additionally, the off-scale will be maintained subject to market adjustments to the UC salary scale.

Required qualifications for this position that must be met by the date of application include: Ph.D. in Life Sciences or a related field.

Preferred qualifications for this position include: The candidate should have a strong background in the molecular and physiological mechanisms underlying the spread of human viral, bacterial, or parasitic pathogens that are transmitted by arthropods. Areas of research emphasis may include molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, vector host preference, transmission biology, host-vector-pathogen relationships, vector population genetics, genetic mechanisms of insecticide resistance, and the development of new genetic strategies or approaches to be used to control arthropod-vectored human diseases. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Advancement through the Professorial/Agronomist ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To apply: submit a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and 3 letters of recommendation to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01785. Letters will need to be submitted to AP recruit by January 5, 2024. Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2024, and proceed until position is filled. For full consideration, applicants should submit their complete applications prior to the above date.

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Naoki Yamanaka, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Entomology, at naoki.yamanaka@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Saray Rodriguez, Academic Personnel, at Saray.Rodriguez.@ucr.edu.

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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. in Life Sciences or a related field. Ph.D. candidates must have their degree by date of hire.

Preferred qualifications

Postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please provide the contact information for a minimum of three references. You will need to request the confidential reference letters via AP Recruit as part of your application.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01785

Help contact: sarayr@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy please visit: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, State, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA