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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Adjunct) SOL-INCA Investigator

Application Window

Open date: April 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 18, 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.

Position description

The Department of Neurosciences (http://neurosciences.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is recruiting for faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Professor levels.

UCSD Neurosciences is a leader in basic and clinical research into the cause, effects, and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders as well as spinal cord injuries, brain tumors/defects, and cross disciplinary collaborative research. This is a tradition made possible by the vision and collaborative spirit of a large and diverse body of neuroscientists and strong partnerships with scientists from other academic and research institutions including, but not limited to, the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and the Sanford-Burnham Institute.

The Study of Latinos-Investigation of Neurocognitive Aging (SOL-INCA) under direction of Hector M. González, PhD is a NIH-funded, large, prospective cohort study of Latino cognitive aging and impairment that has research sites and investigators across the U.S. The successful candidate will co-lead the coordination and implementation of ongoing funded research studies, investigators and trainees, and lead/co-lead new research and training initiatives.
The SOL-INCA and the Principal Investigator, Dr. González, focus primarily on community-based Latino cognitive aging and impairment research and training of diverse scholars. Additionally, the successful candidate will lead and co-author publications, including scientific articles, position papers, reviews, and will provide mentorship to trainees, supervision of students and outreach activities at major scientific meetings. Overall, the successful candidate will contribute to building and strengthening collaborations with external researchers at UCSD and elsewhere, including new partnerships with industry and pharmaceutical partners, when appropriate.

A successful research scientist candidate will have the opportunity to develop extramurally funded research programs on the cutting edge and to provide leadership in neuroscience research. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work with a large group of scientists and clinicians including those through NIH-funded centers in the UCSD Department of Neurosciences. The Department provides excellent opportunities for teaching, mentorship and other patient care/academic interest opportunities with time dedicated to teaching and scholarly activity at one of the nation's top-ranked Medical Schools and one of the most academically productive Departments of Neurosciences in the country.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

Adjunct Professor – see: http://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-280.pdf

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a Doctorate degree or equivalent required in health sciences related and educational fields. Candidates must also have demonstrated success securing federal or other research/training funding, implementing those funded studies, and experiences conducting and coordinating Latino community-based research studies, as well as training of diverse scientists. Spanish language oral and written language proficiency is required.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03043

Help contact: fmarciel@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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