Faculty Positions

Note that the BRI does not hold any academic faculty positions, the listings below highlight open tenure track faculty searches related to neuroscience at UCLA. These searches are independent and candidates can apply to all for which they seem qualified.

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Rising to the Challenge Faculty Search (2 positions)

Two tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the field of neuroscience. One position is in the David Geffen School of Medicine with an appointment in the Department of Neurobiology and the other position is in the College of Letters and Science, Division of Life Sciences with a split appointment in the Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology and the Institute for Society & Genetics. Both positions will also have a cross appointment in the Bunche Center for African American studies. We seek candidates whose research addresses fundamental biological, environmental, or social mechanisms influencing the nervous system that affect health, well-being, resilience, and/or physiology in Black individuals and communities. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in any relevant discipline. Candidates should apply for both positions if appropriate.

Chairs: Carlos Portera-Cailliau (CPCailliau@mednet.ucla.edu), Neurobiology and Stephanie White (sawhite@ucla.edu), Integrative Biology & Physiology

Apply:
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06811 (appointment in Neurobiology)
https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06815 (appointment in Integrative Biology & Physiology; Institute for Society & Genetics)
Candidates are encouraged to apply for both positions!

Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please click here to download the flyer. 


Mentor Professor Search

Open rank position(s) in the basic science departments (Biological Chemistry; Computational Biology; Human Genetics; Microbiology; Immunology & Molecular Genetics; Neurobiology; Pharmacology; Physiology) in the David Geffen School of Medicine, for scientists with a record of excellence in both research and the mentorship of under-represented trainees. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or M.D. and a research focus appropriate to one or more of the listed departments.

Chair: Samantha Butler (butlersj@g.ucla.edu)
Apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06800

Applications will be reviewed from October 1st, until October 31st 2021

Please click here to download the flyer. 


School of Medicine Neuroscience Theme Faculty Search (2 positions)

The UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) is launching a sustained multi-year effort to invest in neuroscience through multiple faculty appointments. To initiate this strategic focus, DGSOM is seeking outstanding faculty members to join its highly interactive Neuroscience community in this coming year. We encourage applications from candidates at all levels whose work addresses fundamental questions in neuroscience or to explore mechanisms of disease. We are particularly interested in the study of neurodegenerative diseases ranging from basic mechanisms to clinical translational research, and in developing further strength in computational approaches to neuroscience. Approaches that span from model organisms to humans are welcome.

Apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06871
The first review date is October 26, 2021. Additional applications may be considered on a rolling basis up until November 29, 2021.

3 Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Psychology

Computational Modeling

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time tenure-track Assistant or tenured early Associate Professor with expertise in computational modeling. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research in computational analyses of behavioral and/or neural data to achieve a more mechanistic, quantitative account of information processing in the human mind and brain. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, advanced computational modeling methods that link psychology and cognitive science with artificial intelligence (e.g., Bayesian modeling, deep neural network modeling), computational neuroscience including applications in psychopathology, and modeling with big data. The successful candidate should add to the Department’s existing strengths in computational, quantitative, and behavioral methods, and preference will be given to individuals whose methodological specialization has broad application and potential connections to ongoing research throughout the Department and the University. Potential applicants should note that the Department is also conducting a search for an individual with quantitative psychology expertise.

Apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06739
Open July 31st, 2021 through Friday, Oct 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Depression

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured early Associate Professor with a specialty in clinical depression. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research with human participants to advance the understanding of affective, cognitive, environmental, social, cultural, or biobehavioral processes contributing to the etiology, maintenance, prevention, and/or treatment of depression.

Research programs may include experimental psychopathology, developmental psychopathology, unipolar or bipolar depression, affective neuroscience focused on depressive disorders, depression in underserved and underrepresented groups, mechanisms through which social determinants affect risk for depression, and innovative approaches to prevent and treat depression, among others. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department and across UCLA.

Apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06738
Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received and will continue until the position is closed; candidates are urged to apply before October 8, 2021.


Human Decision Science

The UCLA Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or tenured early Associate Professor with a specialty in decision science. We are interested in applicants pursuing innovative research with human participants to advance the understanding of affective, cognitive, developmental, environmental, social, cultural, or biobehavioral processes related to decision-making. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, behavioral or computational approaches to judgment and decision making processes, behavioral economics, neuroscience of decision making, and health-related decision making. Ample opportunities exist for collaborative research within the Department and across UCLA including with Psychiatry, the Brain Research Institute, Anderson Business School, Economics, and Public Health.

Apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06715
Open July 31st, 2021 through Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)