Faculty Position in Vertebrate Physiology

Assistant Professor, Vertebrate Physiology
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at the University of California, Berkeley invite applications for a full-time tenure-track position in vertebrate physiology at the Assistant Professor level. The expected start date is July 1, 2020.

We seek exceptional candidates who study any vertebrate taxon, and who can also relate their research to human physiology. We seek a colleague to join a department with strong multidisciplinary emphases, and to complement and bridge already strongly-represented fields such as ecology, comparative biomechanics, endocrinology, genomics, human origins, and evolutionary biology. Representative areas of interest include (but are not limited to) evolutionary and behavioral physiology, interactions between humans (and other primates) and pathogens, microbiome effects on organismal physiology and health, physiological effects of anthropogenic change, comparative metabolic physiology, neuroethology in an evolutionary or ecological context, mechanisms of physiological adaptation, and mechanisms of aging.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a first-class externally-funded active field and/or laboratory research program that trains graduate and undergraduate students, and must possesses a commitment to education, outreach and service. They will also be expected to have a strong interest in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to contribute to instruction in core courses of vertebrate physiology as well as in their specific area of expertise.

The Berkeley campus values diversity, equity and inclusion as exemplified by the following principles of community: We recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors. We embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students and staff who share our commitment to these principles. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion. Financial and in-kind resources are available to pursue activities that help accelerate our efforts to achieve our equity and inclusion goals.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:
-Must be enrolled in a Ph.D. degree or equivalent international degree program at time of application.

Additional Qualifications:
-Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree) must be held by start date

Preferred Qualifications:
-PhD in vertebrate physiology, or some related field
-Ability to communicate effectively
-Highly motivated
-Interested in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and public outreach

Applications must be received by October 31, 2019. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF02255. Please direct all questions to Integrative Biology Academic Personnel ib_recruit@berkeley.edu.

Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to having their referees submit their letters.

The Department of Integrative Biology is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 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