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, Associate, or Full Professor: Computational & Theoretical Neuroscience

Hiring Unit:

Neurobiology

Description:

The Neurobiology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in computational and theoretical neuroscience at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates who investigate the function and dynamics of neuronal circuits by the development of mathematical models, computer simulations, or novel approaches to data analysis and information processing are encouraged to apply. Solely theoretical research programs as well as those with a wet-lab component will be considered. The Neurobiology Section is a highly interactive group that seeks 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.

Salary:

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

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will commence on October 26, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3-5 publications
  • 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 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: Computational & Theoretical Neuroscience Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Computational & Theoretical Neuroscience Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Plant Biology

Hiring Unit:

Cell & Developmental Biology

Description:

The Cell & Developmental Biology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in Plant Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates studying any plant species are welcome to apply. Research focused on mechanistic understanding is especially encouraged. This highly interactive group is looking for colleagues who will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to their study of plant biology.

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.

Salary:

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

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will commence on October 26, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

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

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3-5 publications
  • 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 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: Plant Biology Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Plant Biology Further details about the required application material.

Assistant Professor: Microbial Ecology

Hiring Unit:

Ecology, Behavior and Evolution

Description:

The Ecology, Behavior and Evolution Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in Microbial Ecology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. We are broadly searching for a microbial ecologist. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, soil microbial community structure and function, plant-microbe interactions, and the role of microbiomes in species interactions in nature. This position will complement existing strengths in this area.

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.

Salary:

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

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will commence on October 26, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

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

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

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Microbial Ecology Further details about the required application material.

Assistant Professor: Host-Microbe Interactions

Hiring Unit:

Molecular Biology

Description:

The Molecular Biology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in Host/Microbe Interactions at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. We are broadly searching for applicants working towards a mechanistic understanding of microbiomes, host-microbe interactions, and/or microbe-microbe interactions. Research topics could include, but are not limited to, beneficial or antagonistic interactions of viruses, bacteria, archaea, protozoa, or fungi with each other or their hosts. This position will complement existing strengths in this area.

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.

Salary:

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

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will commence on October 26, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

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

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

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Host-Microbe Interactions Further details about the required application material.

Assistant Professor: Neural Circuits

Hiring Unit:

Neurobiology

Description:

The Neurobiology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a faculty position in the broad area of neural circuit studies at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. Candidates should employ state-of-art technologies to address fundamental questions related to the development, function and disease of the nervous system. Our faculty are engaged in a number of areas of neuroscience research, including molecular/cellular/developmental neurobiology, neural circuit dissection, and neural systems and behavior. The new faculty member will have ample opportunities for rich intellectual interactions with highly supportive Section colleagues while developing his/her independent research program.

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.

Salary:

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

Position Closing Date:

Review of applications will commence on October 26, 2018 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

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

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

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Neural Circuits 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.