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Assistant Professor, Quantitative Systems Biology

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The University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Level. This position is a part of a multi-year, multi-departmental initiative to establish an interdisciplinary program in the area of Quantitative Systems Biology, emphasizing quantitative experimentation and theoretical analysis in the study of living systems. Subjects of interest include, but are not limited to: quantitative studies of microbial biology and community metabolism, dynamics of evolution, meta-genomics and population genetics. While faculty may be associated with more than one department, the primary appointment would be in the academic unit most closely corresponding to the candidate’s research focus and teaching qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates with broad scientific interests, a record of research excellence and creativity, and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Interdisciplinary educational background combining biology with physical and mathematical sciences and/or a strong record of active interdisciplinary collaboration will also be valued. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by September 2015. Appointment begins July 1, 2016.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Complete applications received on or before Sep 15, 2015 will be given full consideration.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. 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, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 letters of reference required