Assistant Professor in Quantitative Cell Biology

Irvine, CA

University of California, Irvine

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant
Professor in the Department of Development and Cell Biology.

We seek candidates with an interest in quantitative cell biology, broadly defined. Of particular interest are
applicants pursuing research in areas such as (but not limited to) cellular architecture
and microenvironment, organelle interactions and regulation of cell signaling. Priority
will be given to candidates whose research will benefit from interdisciplinary
collaborations, interactions with members of the department
(http://devcell.bio.uci.edu), and from affiliation with campus centers and institutes.
The successful applicant is expected to conduct a vibrant research program, contribute
to the teaching and service missions of the University of California, and share our
commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Please send a curriculum vitae, 3-page
summary of research accomplishments and goals, 1-page statement of teaching and
mentoring experience and philosophy, 1-page statement highlighting past and/or
potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and at least three letters of
reference via the online recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06529 .
Evaluation criteria for the research, teaching, and diversity statements are provided at
the online recruitment URL. Applications completed by January 27, 2021 will be
granted full consideration. Any questions about the suitability of an applicant for this
opportunity can be directed to the search co-chairs, Steven Gross sgross@uci.edu and
Lee Bardwell bardwell@uci.edu.
The UCI School of Biological Sciences is recognized as a national leader in the
development of programs designed to increase the participation of underrepresented
groups in the biomedical sciences and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity,
diversity, and inclusion (https://port.bio.uci.edu/about/, https://equity.bio.uci.edu). UCI
is an Hispanic-Serving Institution, an Asian American and Native American Pacific
Islander – Serving Institution, and a charter member of the AAAS SEA Change initiative
that supports institutional efforts to increase access and success for students, faculty
and staff from groups marginalized in STEMM (https://www.aaas.org/news/four-newcharter-
members-join-sea-change). Programs are available to meet the needs of dualcareer
academic partners. Faculty are eligible for subsidized housing and a Mortgage
Origination Program. UC Irvine (https://uci.edu) is located 10 minutes from the coast
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82ARz3B60pU), is consistently ranked among the
nation’s top 10 public universities, and has recently been designated the #1 university
doing the most for the American dream. The city of Irvine is home to excellent parks,
schools, entertainment opportunities, and a diverse citizenry.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected
categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF
ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career
couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is
dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community
dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and
creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate
in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure
environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.
With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic
misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to
whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of
appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks
(i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting
the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have
been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty
Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of
Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant,
associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to
Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate
does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application
materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete
application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all
applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists
(i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal
offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks
(i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference
checks.

REQUIREMENTS
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• Three letters of Reference
• Statement of Research – Three pages.
1. One page describing the significance and impact of your graduate and
postdoctoral research.
2. Two pages providing a plan for your future independent research program that
indicates how your research program will synergize with the research
environment at UCI (see e.g., https://www.bio.uci.edu/centers-institutes)
• Statement of Teaching – One page.
1. Describe any experience teaching/lecturing to undergraduates/graduate
students or other populations and mentoring others.
2. Explain your teaching philosophy and describe how you will engage in teaching
strategies that are effective in diverse populations.
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity (http://www.uci.edu/diversity) – One page.
1. Indicate how you have demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by
historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups and the
benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
2. Provide evidence (if any) of your track record and success in activities aimed at
reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or
disadvantaged groups.
3. Detail your specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new
activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.

Posted: 01/01/2021