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Cluster Hire in Genome Stability and Human Health

Recruitment Period

Open January 19th, 2016 through June 30th, 2016


The University of California Riverside is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, we will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation. For more information about UCR’s hiring initiative please go to http://clusterhiring.ucr.edu

This announcement aims to fill an appointment in the area of Genome Stability and Human Health at the senior level. This is the first of four cluster hires in this area, with the successful senior candidate expected to help lead the three subsequent searches in this area at the junior level. The placement of the senior level candidate may be in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences or in the School of Medicine, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments. The candidate must have a demonstrated record of success, team building, and leadership in the area of genome stability and human health and have a doctorate in a relevant field (such as Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Genomics) and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are particularly interested in those whose research seeks to address relationships between genome stability and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, ageing or diseases of the immune system. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences or the School of Medicine and those in our interdepartmental graduate programs in Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Environmental Toxicology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and strengthen our initiative to develop an extramurally funded research center in environmental health and toxicology. Preference also will be given to applicants who have the potential or demonstrated ability to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, cover letter, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy and provide five names and contact details for confidential references. A statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must be included. Applicants should apply through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00528 in Genome Stability and Human Health. For full consideration applications should be received by February 28, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is June 30, 2016. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. 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. Advancement through the faculty 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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Peter Atkinson at peter.atkinson@ucr.edu. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Margi Burnett at margi.burnett@ucr.edu.




5-10 references required (contact information only)