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Cluster Hire in Environmental Toxicology - Associate or Full Professor

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The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 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 define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit or

This announcement aims to fill the second of four positions in the area of Environmental Toxicology at either the junior or senior level. The placement of each the successful candidate may will be in the Department of Biochemistry, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, MCSB (Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology), Division of Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or another relevant department, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments. In addition to graduate programs in chemistry, biochemistry, environmental sciences, biomedical sciences and/or genetics, the candidate will have access to graduate students in our nationally ranked interdepartmental graduate program in Environmental Toxicology and an NIEHS T32 Training Grant in Environmental Toxicology that supports graduate students and postdocs. Junior candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in one or more areas related to environmental health and toxicology. Senior candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in these areas. All candidates must have a doctorate in a relevant field and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. While all areas of Environmental Health and Toxicology will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with research interests in the chemistry and biology of DNA damage, mammalian DNA repair, and/or epigenetics. Preference will also be given to applicants who have the potential or demonstrated ability to garner NIEHS funding and to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.

Applications for the Senior position should include a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy, a statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must be included. Senior applicants should apply through Applications for the Assistant Professor position should include a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy and letters from three professional references. A statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must be included. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position should be submitted through Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 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.

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. 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.

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Riverside, CA

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)