Assistant/Associate Professor in Mammalian Virology
University of California Riverside
Location: Riverside, California
Internal Number: 3273205
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences University of California, Riverside Department of Microbiology & Plant Pathology
Assistant/Associate Professor in Mammalian Virology
The Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an Associate/Assistant Professor in the area of Mammalian Virology. Research topics could include the molecular biology of RNA viruses, virus-host interactions, innate/adaptive immunity, viral pathogenesis and antiviral development. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.
The candidate will join an expanding group of Mammalian Virologists in the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology and other units on campus. They will become members of the multidisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) that connects theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments in Life, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and various campus-based Centers. The IIGB is organized around large suite of Instrumentation Facilities that serve as a centralized, shared use resource for faculty, staff and students, offering advanced tools in bioinformatics, microscopy and imaging, proteomics, metabolomics, and genomics. Collaborations are also expected with colleagues in the new School of Medicine, which has a growing faculty with expertise in infectious disease, immunology and inflammation. Finally, a modern vivarium and BSL3 facility are also located close to the candidate's laboratory.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, innovative, strong extramurally–funded research program, teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in departmental and interdepartmental graduate programs. They will be a catalyst to strengthen multidisciplinary collaborations addressing fundamental biological questions in mammalian virology.
The required qualification for this position that must be met by the date of application is a Ph.D./MD in Life Sciences or a related field.
Preferred qualifications for this position that must be met at the time of application include: working on mammalian model systems using state-of-the-art technologies, including systems biology approaches, genome-wide screening, or bioengineering techniques to re-engineer native proteins/small compounds.
- Cover Letter – A letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, relevant qualifications and experience, and career goals. - Curriculum Vitae – Most recently updated C.V. - Statement of Extension and Outreach Vision. - A Statement of Research Vision Supported by Previous Accomplishments. - Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence – Applicants should summarize their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which 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. - Letters of Recommendation * For the Assistant level, applicants should provide a minimum of three professional letters of recommendation via the AP Recruit system. * For the Associate level, applicants should provide contact information for a minimum of three references.
We encourage applicants at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates for the appointment of Associate Professor must meet criteria for appointment at that rank per University of California Riverside guidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. Advancement through the Professor 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.
Review of applications will commence on September 14, 2022, 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. Rong Hai, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Ms. Rocio McFadden, Academic Personnel, at email@example.com.
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. 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.
University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy: As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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