Open date: August 11, 2023
Next review date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Final date: Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of comparative biomechanics, broadly defined.
We seek exceptional scientists researching integrative organismal design, biomechanics, or functional morphology in either aquatic or terrestrial taxa (which may include plants or animals, with particular interest in humans both past and present). We are particularly interested in candidates doing integrative work combining laboratory, field, and modeling approaches (or spanning multiple timescales or levels of organization) to answer fundamental questions in organismal design, functional adaptation, evolutionary morphology, or related fields.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish a thriving externally funded research program, to effectively train and mentor students, to contribute to instruction in IB’s core courses as well as in their area of expertise, and to contribute to an equitable and inclusive department and campus. They will join a department with a strong multidisciplinary approach and will be expected to complement and to create connections with already strongly represented fields such as ecology, evolutionary biology, physiology, neuroscience, and paleobiology. UCB has exceptional strengths in many areas of biology and engineering, and our new colleague will have the opportunity to partner in research, teaching and leadership in both IB and the larger Berkeley community.
Competitive candidates will demonstrate evidence of outstanding research productivity, potential to obtain external funding, a commitment to excellence in teaching and in mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs, and a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, non-discrimination, and belonging consistent with Berkeley’s principles of community.
IB is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) must be held by start date.
Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of comparative biomechanics are encouraged to apply.
Preferred qualifications also include that applicants :
- Demonstrate excellence, originality, and productivity in research record in any area of comparative biomechanics
- Demonstrate evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring, as well as public outreach
- Demonstrate evidence of commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, non-discrimination, and belonging
- Demonstrate success for potential for success in securing external funding
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research Objectives
Statement of Teaching Interests
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. More Information and guidelines.
Significant Publication #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.
Brief Description of Research Accomplishments
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UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
The University of California, Berkeley 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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.