Assistant Professor Comparative Biomechanics of Vertebrates
The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of the Comparative Biomechanics of Vertebrates starting July 1, 2022. Candidates should address the mechanical aspects of vertebrate life, including topics that may be related to morphology, evolution, comparative genomics, behavior, and/or ecology. Candidates that integrate across multiple areas are particularly encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will join a vibrant community of researchers in the EEOB Department, and in graduate programs such as EEOB, GGB (Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics), and Biophysics, all of which involve outstanding interdepartmental groups of faculty. Please consult www.eeob.ucr.edu for details about the department and other graduate programs in which our faculty participate.
The successful candidate will have: access to modern campus facilities including a high- performance computing cluster, a large (4m long) water channel for fluid mechanics, the Center for Advanced Microscopy, a genomics and proteomics core, and the UC Natural Reserve System (UCNRS.org), which is an outstanding network of field stations in diverse California ecosystems.
The successful candidate will get the chance to work with our excellent student population, and will be able to utilize opportunities provide by UCR’s designations as a majority-minority institution; a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and home to a local chapter of the NSF-funded California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP).
Applicants will be expected to develop a creative, extramurally funded research program and contribute to teaching in our undergraduate and graduate core curricula including an undergraduate course in human anatomy.
Required qualifications for this position include:
- Ph.D. in biomechanics or a related field
- Minimum 1 year of Postdoctoral experience
- Demonstrated excellence in research
We are particularly excited to recruit candidates who are interested in engaging UCR’s majority- minority student population.
Assistant Teaching Professor (LPSOE)
The Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE), beginning July 1, 2022.
The LPSOE series parallels that of the research-focused series but with emphasis on excellence in teaching and other instruction-related activities. Individuals in this position are expected to provide outstanding teaching as well as to engage in professional activity and service related to the pedagogical mission of the university including leadership in maintaining UC’s academic excellence, achieving student success and expanding learning opportunities beyond students on campus. This appointment confers membership in the Academic Senate, and, contingent upon promotion, tenure – paralleling security of employment. Demonstrated potential or established record for effective teaching and scholarly work in educational research is a preferred qualification.
Basic Qualifications: Ph. D. in biology or a closely related field, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the time of employment are required.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated potential or established record of scholarly work in educational research is a preferred qualification. Also, broad in-depth understanding of evolution, ecology and organismal biology.
Duties will include teaching 6 undergraduate courses per year, aligning learning goals among
sections of Introductory Biology courses, curriculum development for existing or new courses, innovation in undergraduate teaching, supervision of teaching assistants, conducting TA training and participation in undergraduate research and other enrichment programs for the Biology major.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Advancement through the Teaching Professor ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
Post-Doctoral Researcher in Skeletal Muscle Mechanics and Energetics
A post-doctoral research opportunity is available with Dr. Natalie Holt in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at the University of California, Riverside. The lab takes a comparative approach to understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle contraction, and their implications for locomotor anatomy, physiology and behavior, and is seeking candidates with interests in these areas.
The successful applicant will be expected to have a Ph.D. in muscle physiology, biomechanics, or related fields and experience in one or more of the following techniques:
- in situ and in vitro muscle preparations
- skinned muscle fiber preparations
- measurement of heat production in muscle
- measurement of organismal energetics
To apply: send a CV, cover letter, brief statement of research interests, and the contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flexible start date, but ideally before February 1st 2020 https://eeob.ucr.edu/eeobdeptfaculty/holt.html
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.