Faculty Openings

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life.

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor: Neurobiology

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Neurobiology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a Teaching Professor position at the tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Teaching Professor level. Faculty in the Teaching Professor series are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate courses for Biology majors, including a new neurobiology laboratory course with a substantial electrophysiology component, and physiology lecture courses. The incumbent will also advance science education through professional activities such as research in science teaching methodologies, initiating new teaching methods or courses, participation in writing textbooks and/or creating on-line teaching materials. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences and/or have well developed plans to accomplish such goals. The successful candidate will serve as an educational leader at the Division and campus-wide level supporting student success and teaching innovation.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology, or a related field, and have substantial experience and achievement in neurobiology, which should be documented and explained in the application. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:

  • College-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success teaching undergraduates. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and/or experience employing instructional strategies tied to contemporary research on the science of learning (i.e., evidence-based teaching);
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in professional activities that advance science education beyond a single institution, such as development of a research program investigating the science of learning and teaching related to the applicant’s area of expertise;
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Ability to address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education;
  • Potential to serve as an effective leader in the educational program of the Division of Biological Sciences.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and is complemented by highly ranked educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Position Closing Date:

Initial review of applications will commence Oct. 23, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Applicants must submit (limit each “statement” requested below to one page):

  • Curriculum vitae and a brief cover letter
  • A statement summarizing your training, experience and achievement in neurobiology and electrophysiology
  • A statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy
  • A statement of current or proposed professional activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. science education research)
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of up to 3 publications, each accompanied by a short description of your contribution and its relevance to this position
  • A statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.
  • Applicants at the Assistant Teaching Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate Teaching Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Apply Here for Assistant Teaching Professor: Neurobiology Apply Here for Associate Teaching Professor: Neurobiology Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Section of Cell & Developmental Biology in the  Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in Evolutionary Developmental Biology at the tenure-track Assistant, or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Competitive candidates will have an overarching interest in applying a variety of methodologies to identify the mechanistic connections between genotype and phenotype that underlie differences between species. Priority will be given to those who exhibit curiosity about how the evolution of genes and their regulatory mechanisms influences organismal and cellular form and function. No specific biological system (plant, vertebrate, invertebrate) is sought as the focus of the candidate’s research program; all are welcome.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Position Closing Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 23, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biology Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biology Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Evolutionary Biology

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in Evolutionary Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured faculty position at Associate or Full Professor levels. We are broadly searching for an evolutionary biologist. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, vertebrate biology, evolutionary ecology, or comparative or population genomics.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Position Closing Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 23, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Evolutionary Biology Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Evolutionary Biology Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Immunology

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Section of Molecular Biology in the  Division of Biological Sciences at University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured faculty position at Associate or Full Professor levels. We are seeking exceptional candidates pursuing innovative research on any aspect of immunology including, but not limited to, innate or adaptive immune responses to microbes, tumor immunology, neuro-immunology, and inflammatory diseases. We are particularly interested in candidates that will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to the study of the immune system.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Position Closing Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 23, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Immunology Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Immunology Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Neurobiology

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Neurobiology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for two faculty positions, one at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level and one at the tenured Associate to Full Professor level. Candidates who investigate original questions in the nervous system and use innovative approaches, either technical or conceptual, are encouraged to apply. The Neurobiology Section is a highly interactive group who is looking for colleagues who complement existing strengths.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Position Closing Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 23, 2017 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and http://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Neurobiology Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Neurobiology Further details about the required application material.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.