[Comp-neuro] (on behalf of Loren Frank) faculty position @ UCSF

Peter Dayan dayan at tue.mpg.de
Tue Sep 29 20:21:17 CEST 2020

The Department of Physiology at UCSF is seeking a visionary
neuroscientist to join our vibrant and collaborative discovery research
community. This open-rank, tenure-track faculty position is part of a
multi-year UCSF institutional initiative that began in 2018 to foster
equity and inclusion in biomedical research and to promote the success
of our diverse student population.  Since launching this effort, UCSF
has tripled the number of underrepresented faculty in our basic sciences
departments and this critical mass will continue to grow.  Candidates
are expected to hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D., to have demonstrated
significant research accomplishment and potential, and to be committed
to the mentorship of students, with a particular emphasis on candidates
with demonstrated success mentoring students from groups that are
historically underrepresented in biomedical science. We encourage
outstanding candidates who are early in their postdoctoral research
training to apply, even if their main findings are not yet published.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and
interactive research program focused in the field of integrative
neuroscience, which could include molecular, genetic, cellular, systems,
behavioral, computational, and engineering approaches. The candidate
would become a member of the Kavli Institute for Fundamental
Neuroscience, the Center for Integrative Neuroscience, and the Weill
Institute for Neuroscience at UCSF.

The candidate would be expected to join the UCSF Neuroscience Graduate
Program and, if so desired, one or more of our other top-ranked
interdisciplinary graduate programs (see
https://graduate.ucsf.edu/list-programs). The candidate, like all
faculty at UCSF, will also be expected to contribute to graduate
teaching, to be a leader in inclusive mentoring practices, and to
participate in activities that promote equity and inclusion at our
institution and in the broader scientific community. Service and
teaching expectations are comparable to those of any other UCSF
tenure-track faculty position. Faculty appointment will be made at a
professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF
offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment
allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and
further training in mentorship.

Applications must be submitted online and include the following
documents in a single PDF: (1) cover letter briefly describing how the
candidate fits the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) 1-page summary of
research accomplishments demonstrating the candidate’s scientific
leadership through their contribution to their project(s) and describing
the potential impact of their work on the field of neuroscience; (4)
2-page description of future research plans that includes both high risk
/ high reward projects and an NIH-fundable program; and 5) a statement
of personal experiences with, and contributions to, issues related to
social and racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with
particular attention to demonstrated success with formal and informal
mentoring of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. We
encourage candidates to describe specific mentoring strategies to
support the success of all trainees in their research group.  Copies of
major publications that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to carry out
creative and impactful work should be included. Applicants should
request three to five letters of recommendation describing how the
candidate meets the criteria in this job description. We encourage
recommenders to provide explicit examples to illustrate their
statements. We expect candidates to provide a letter from their
postdoctoral and graduate advisors but will consider candidates who can
provide justifications when these will be lacking. Review will begin on
December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Please
direct inquiries about the position and suggestions of potential
candidates to Dr. Loren Frank (loren at phy.ucsf.edu)

As an institution that values diversity, UC San Francisco especially
encourages application from historically excluded groups, including but
not limited to racially underrepresented individuals, women, and
individuals with a commitment to mentoring historically excluded groups
in the sciences.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research,
or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our
commitment to diversity and excellence.  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, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03083.

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