BREATHE: Pulmonary Physiology, Assistant Professor

The University of California at Riverside

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Application Deadline: April 10, 2018

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit or

This announcement aims to fill a position as part of the BREATHE research group (Bridging Regional Ecology and Aerosolized Toxins to understand Health Effects) in interdisciplinary areas bringing together research in air quality, pulmonary biology and health, and public policy. Growth in research areas associated with this cluster will complement the impending move of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to the UCR campus. The placement of the successful candidate may be in a department in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) in Biology or in the School of Medicine (SOM) in the Division of Biomedical Sciences or Division of Clinical Sciences. The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in one or more areas related to lung function, pulmonology, pulmonary physiology and health, as well as demonstrate an interest in building and working with interdisciplinary research teams. All candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in a relevant field and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate or clinical teaching. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty in the School of Medicine, College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), School of Public Policy, and the Center for Conservation Biology, and strengthen our initiative to develop an extramurally funded research center in air quality, health, and policy. Successful candidates must also have clear potential or demonstrated ability to work successfully with and benefit a diverse student body.

The position to be filled in the BREATHE cluster will be in the area of Mammalian Pulmonary Physiology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach coursework and have expertise in the relevant areas. In addition, the candidate will play a central role in helping assemble the cohort of affiliated researchers across the campus. This announcement solicits applications for the following position:

Mammalian pulmonary physiology – research focus can be on, but is not limited to, lung physiology, including comparative, ecological or evolutionary approaches, exercise physiology, as well as clinical pulmonology and related topics such as infectious lung diseases, lung microbiome, chronic lung disease, asthma, or related diseases.

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.

Advancement through the faculty 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.

To apply: Please send a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy and letters from three professional references. A statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must be included Application materials for the Assistant Professor position should be submitted through Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and a clinical appointment is also possible.

Posted: February 16, 2018