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Professor- Drosophila Genetics and Systems Biology

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Open July 25, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The UC Irvine Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the level of Professor in the Departments of Development and Cell Biology and/or Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. We seek outstanding candidates whose research addresses the mechanisms underlying basic principles of organ growth and homeostasis relevant to cancer (e.g., cell competition, proliferation vs differentiation, organ size). Preference will be given to applicants whose research integrates Drosophila genetics with other model organisms / systems, using cutting edge molecular genetic and cell biological approaches. Priority will be given to candidates whose research will drive interdisciplinary collaborations, interactions across departments, and affiliations with campus centers and institutes. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, lead a rigorous and highly competitive research program with an international reputation, contribute to teaching at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, and participate in leadership roles at UCI.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments and goals, evidence of extramural funding, a statement of teaching and mentoring experience and philosophy, and a statement highlighting past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants should provide at least three letters of reference via the online recruitment URL:

Evaluation criteria for the research, teaching, and diversity statements are provided at the online recruitment URL. Applications completed by July 1, 2022 will be granted full consideration.

The CFCCC and the UCI School of Biological Sciences and School of Medicine are recognized as a national leaders in the development of programs designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. UCI is an Hispanic-Serving Institution, an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander – Serving Institution, and a charter member of the AAAS SEA Change initiative that supports institutional efforts to increase access and success for students, faculty and staff from groups marginalized in STEMM ( Programs are available to meet the needs of dual-career academic partners. Faculty are eligible for subsidized housing and a Mortgage Origination Program. UC Irvine ( is located 10 minutes from the coast (, is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 public universities, and has recently been designated the #1 university doing the most for the American dream. The city of Irvine is home to excellent parks, schools, entertainment opportunities, and a diverse citizenry.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., as well as postdoctoral research experience, participation in departmental teaching/mentoring missions for graduate students and medical students, and a strong record of research accomplishments and publications.

Application Requirements

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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine 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, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA