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

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences

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:

Apply Here for Assistant Professor Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor

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.