Applications are invited for a position at the level of tenure-track ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharm Sci) is highly interdisciplinary, with particular strength in chemical biology, structural biology, cancer biology, immunology and microbiology. Faculty of Pharm Sci benefit from participation in the UCI Cancer Research Institute (CRI), and the NCI-Designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC). We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in chemistry or chemical biology applied toward understanding novel and fundamental aspects of cancer biology and cancer chemical proteomics. Applicants employing cutting edge chemical methods to study drug-target interactions, developing small-molecule probes to interrogate and control cancer biology and metabolism, or study global small-molecule/global proteome interactions are especially encouraged. Applicants should hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, seek to establish a vigorous and highly competitive research program, and to contribute to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020, and this recruitment will remain open until position is filled.
Using the link provided above, please submit curriculum vitae, a description of research and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of three potential referees. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion is also required. Criteria for the research, teaching, and diversity statements are provided below.
Research Statement (3 pages). This statement should:
Detail the candidate's specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
Provide a detailed plan of their future independent research program and how this program will be leveraged to obtain extramural funding.
Indicate how the candidate's research program will synergize with the research environment at UCI and the Pharm Sci Department, including the resources provided by the CRI and CFCCC.
Teaching Statement (1 page). This statement should:
Indicate the candidate's teaching experiences to date, including experience with teaching/lecturing to undergraduates/graduate students, or other populations, as well as their areas of interest. This should also include mentorship that they have given to others in the line of research or outreach activities.
Detail the candidate's teaching approaches and philosophies, as to how they will engage in effective teaching strategies.
Provide evidence (if any) of effectiveness of previous teaching.
Diversity Statement (1 page). UC Statement on Diversity. Applicants will be evaluated on their required statements of their contribution to diversity. This statement should:
Indicate how the candidate has demonstrated awareness of the issues faced by historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups and the benefits of a diverse and inclusive faculty.
Provide evidence (if any) of the candidate's track record and success in activities aimed at reducing barriers in education or research for underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.
Detail specific plans (if any) to contribute through campus programs, new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations.
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