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The School 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: Neurobiology

Description

The School of Biological Sciences (https://biosci.ucsd.edu/), Department of Neurobiology, invites applications for a faculty position in Neurobiology at the tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor level. The incumbent’s primary responsibilities will be to teach an undergraduate neurobiology laboratory course. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in electrophysiology or a related field and in fostering equity and inclusion and student success in undergraduate science education programs. In addition to teaching and service, the incumbent will advance science education through professional activities such as conducting and disseminating pedagogical research in science teaching methodologies, initiating new teaching methods or courses, and/or participation in writing textbooks.

The School 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 to enhancing access, inclusion and success of our diverse faculty, staff and students (https://diversity.ucsd.edu; https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity).

Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu). 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 statu.

Qualifications

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 or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Salary

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

Requirements

Interested applicants must submit the following:

Please limit statements on scholarly contributions, teaching and elctrophysiology to one page.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light

Applicants need to submit 3-5 references

Initial Review Date

Review of applications will commence on January 15, 2023 and will continue until position is filled.

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Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03436

Assistant Teaching Professor: Molecular Biology and Biology Education

Description

The School of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Department of Molecular Biology, invites applications for a faculty position in Molecular Biology and Biology Education for a security of employment-track (tenure equivalent) position at the Assistant Teaching Professor (also referred to as Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment or LPSOE) level. Candidates must be committed to equity and inclusion in undergraduate and graduate education. The incumbent will join the educational leadership team for Introductory Biology Laboratory, a course-based undergraduate research experience on microbial biodiversity in the environment that serves about 2,000 students each year from many different communities and intersections of identities. In addition to contributing to the ongoing development of Introductory Biology Laboratory and teaching a variety of undergraduate and/or graduate courses, the incumbent will be expected to advance science education at UC San Diego and beyond through scholarly and creative activities, including but not limited to discipline-based education research, scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum development and assessment, and educational outreach.

The School 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 including biology education. We have one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country with an M.S. program track in Biology Education Research, as well as a Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Science Education offered on campus. We are committed to academic excellence, and to enhancing access, inclusion and success of our diverse faculty, staff and students (https://diversity.ucsd.edu; https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity).

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu). 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 statu.

Qualifications

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have demonstrated experience and excellence in teaching using evidence-based inclusive instructional practices. In addition to having a clear vision and plan for scholarly and creative activities, successful candidates should have created or contributed to curricula and programs that center the identities and experiences of students and faculty from minoritized communities in the sciences and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Salary

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

Requirements

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of science professional activities in science education, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity or their potential to make future contributions, teaching evaluations (optional), and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and School-wide initiatives to promote diversity, see: https://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/equity-diversity-inclusion/faculty-expectations.html.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Applicants need to submit 3-5 references

Initial Review Date

Review of applications will commence on December 14, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Apply link

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03436

Assistant Professor - Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Description

The School of Biological Sciences (https://biosci.ucsd.edu/), Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, hereby announces a search for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates working on cutting-edge developmental and/or cell biological problems in any animal, plant, or cellular system are welcome to apply, with special consideration for research areas in the realm of developmental biology. Those focused on advancing mechanistic (e.g. molecular, genetic, biophysical) biological discoveries through multi-scale research at organellar to organismal levels are strongly encouraged.

Required faculty responsibilities include developing an excellent research program supported by extramural funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in service activities. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants must have a well-articulated plan for contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or local communities in the sciences. Successful applicants will have already participated in such programs and will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to serving as a role model in mentoring others and to helping shape and expand diversity initiatives at the University (https://diversity.ucsd.edu/) and in the School (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion).

The School 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. This is where discovery comes to life.

Qualifications

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 programs that improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

Salary

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

Requirements

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 their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and School-wide initiatives to promote diversity, see: Contributions to Diversity Statements and Faculty Expectations.

Applicants need to submit 3-5 references.

Further details about the required application material can be found at: Applying for Positions

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (https://diversity.ucsd.edu/). 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.

Initial Review Date

Review of applications will commence October 25, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

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Assistant Professor - Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Pharmacology/ Molecular Biology

Description:

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine and the Section of Molecular Biology at UC San Diego invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The focus of this search is in the broad area of Immunology and Cancer Immunology. Specific areas of interest are immunology and tumor immunity, cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy, genomics, and intracellular imaging and tool development, including computational methods, and basic and translational investigation of human diseases, with emphasis on cancer.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate majors enrolled in the Cell and Molecular Genetics Training Program in Biology, as well as in the graduate program on Pharmacological Sciences, including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate will likely have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biology, immunology, and pharmacology.

Candidates must have received their PhD in Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology, or a closely related field before July 1, 2022.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank.

A link to a full description of the series is provided for your review:

Ladder Rank Professor

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here.

Initial Review Date:

Jan. 9, 2022


We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online. This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Apply link:

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03027

Assistant Professor - Department of Molecular Biology

Description:

The school of Biological Sciences (https://biosci.ucsd.edu/), Department of Molecular Biology, invites applications for a faculty position in Molecular Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. Candidates pursuing innovative research in the general area of Molecular Biology in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates that foster equity and inclusion. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies focused on molecular principles and quantitative mechanism that regulate metabolism, gene expression, cell division, DNA repair, translation, protein and mRNA degradation and other processes that orchestrate cell growth, development, immunity and virology.

The School 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 to enhancing access, inclusion and success of our diverse faculty, staff and students (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu). 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.

Qualifications:

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 or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Salary:

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

Requirements:

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 or their potential to make future contributions and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and School-wide initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html;

and https://biology.ucsd.edu/equity-diversity-inclusion/faculty-expectations.html

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

Applicants need to submit 3-5 references

Initial Review Date:

Review of applications will commence on Nov. 6, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.

Apply Link:

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

https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03378

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.