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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 Teaching Professor

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position. 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. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to develop and teach undergraduate lab and lecture courses for Biology majors in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics. The incumbent will also advance science education beyond UCSD through professional activities such as research in science teaching methodologies, 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 incumbent will also support the integration of genomics and bioinformatics into courses taught by other faculty in Biology. This position 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 Computer Science, or a related field, and have substantial experience in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics as evidenced by scholarly achievement in these areas (e.g. publications and/or conference presentations). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Significant university-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success at the undergraduate level as co-instructor or sole instructor;
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and/or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education;
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to serve as a 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 Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Initial review of applications will commence on November 14, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

  • Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and the basis of your interest in the position (one page maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae (for publications, abstracts or conference presentations involving bioinformatic analysis to which you contributed, please describe your contribution in 1-3 sentences as an annotation in the publication list)
  • A description of 1-3 research problems you addressed using bioinformatics explaining the approaches taken and illustrating the breadth of your experience in bioinformatics (1-2 pages)
  • Statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)
  • Teaching evaluations if available
  • Statement of proposed activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. education research; 1-2 pages)
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of up to 3 publications
  • Statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or potential to make future contributions (1-2 pages). For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see Faculty Candidate Information about Contributions to Diversity and Diversity at UC San Diego Biological Sciences.
  • 3-5 references.

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

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Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Division-wide Excellence Search

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego hereby announces a Division-wide Excellence Search for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We are seeking exceptional candidates in any Section within the Division of Biological Sciences: Cell & Developmental Biology; Ecology, Behavior & Evolution; Molecular Biology; or Neurobiology. Candidates working in any research area within these four Sections are welcome to apply.

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, the successful candidate is expected to have:

  • A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education;
  • A well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students, as well as faculty and local communities in the sciences. We are especially interested in candidates who have already created or contributed to such programs;
  • Already served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives.
Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Initial review of applications will commence on October 21, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum vitae and cover letter
  • Statement of teaching
  • Statement of research
  • Statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: Faculty Candidate Information about Contributions to Diversity and Diversity at UC San Diego Biological Sciences
  • 3-5 publications
  • 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:

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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.