Translational Vision Research in Faculty Positions (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors) Open Rank
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine - Physiology & Biophysics, Ophthalmology
United States

Translational Vision Research - Open Rank Faculty Positions (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors)


Job #JPF05116

  • School of Medicine - Physiology & Biophysics, Ophthalmology



Open February 8th, 2019 through Friday, Feb 7, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The University of California Irvine (UCI), Departments of Physiology and Biophysics ( and Ophthalmology ( invite applications for a full-time position as part of a multi-investigator cluster hire initiative to enhance and expand existing strengths in the area of vision science and related diseases. This academic appointment will be either at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor levels, which confers membership in the UCI Academic Senate.

The Departments seek applicants with an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree who will be expected to establish an extramurally funded independent research program related to vision and/or retinal diseases with an emphasis in biochemistry, biophysics, ophthalmology, pharmacology and/or physiology. Successful candidates will have an established record of NIH funding, a significantly established research program, and strong background in teaching. 

The appointment will include membership in the newly established Center for Translational Vision Research. The cluster aims to create a synergistic interdepartmental concentration that utilizes multidisciplinary approaches to more deeply understand and address pathologies of visual disorders. The program will leverage outstanding existing resources and strengths of UCI Health, the School of Medicine, and partners across the UCI campus, including the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the Cancer Research Institute, the Bill and Sue Gross Stem Cell Research Center, and the Institute for Immunology. Candidates will be expected to support institutional and departmental teaching and mentoring missions to medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, and young faculty. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and expectations.


Interested candidates should apply through the UC Irvine RECRUIT system located at: and upload the following application materials to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Summary of research interests (up to 3 pages)
  4. Summary of teaching philosophy
  5. Name and contact information for 3-5 referees.
  6. PDFs of 3-5 recent publications
  7. Statement of contributions to diversity

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Krzysztof Palczewski, Search Committee Chair, at


Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


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. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.



Irvine, CA



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

  • Cover Letter - Your opportunity to enhance your application packet.

  • Statement of Research - Your statement may include a research plan, brief description, and/or scholarly issues.

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional - PDFs of 3-5 recent publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)



  1. Create an ApplicantID

  2. Provide required information and documents

  3. If any, provide required reference information

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