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Assistant Teaching Professor: Neurobiology (10-761)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego, Section of Neurobiology, 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 methods. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship. This person’s primary teaching responsibility will be undergraduate physiology lecture courses—human, comparative, and exercise—at both introductory and advanced levels and, on an as needed basis, physiology lab courses and lower division introductory lab courses. Biology Course Catalog. The incumbent will also be expected to advance science education by such activities as developing a research program in science teaching, initiating new teaching methods or new courses, or by participating in writing a textbook or on-line teaching materials. As a member of the Division of Biological Sciences educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the Division's undergraduate programs. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education.

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 faculty, staff, and student body.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and have demonstrated a dedication to teaching and educational leadership. Candidates should have experience in--or the potential for--building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment in teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and experience in successful grant writing, to demonstrate preparation to teach college courses focused on physiology;
  • Significant university-level teaching experience, demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level, and experience in teaching large introductory biology courses is preferred;
  • 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;
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues;
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in results from modern research on the science of learning;
  • Ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Ability to provide--or potential for providing--educational leadership by supporting the transformation of introductory biology courses to emphasize core concepts and computational thinking, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills.
Salary Information:

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Closing Date:
Applications received by July 1, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

  • CV and cover letter
  • Statement of current and proposed teaching (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Statement of current and proposed science education research (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3 recent publications
  • Statement summarizing past experience, leadership and/or contributions in fostering equity and diversity (or potential to make contributions in the field)
  • 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: Neurobiology (10-817)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Neurobiology invites applications for a tenured position, particularly at the level of Full Professor, with a strong research emphasis on the development of behavioral circuitry. Candidates at Associate and Assistant level will also be considered. Candidates using any experimental animal are welcome to apply. This highly interactive group is looking for colleagues who will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to their study of brain function. Although not a requirement, candidates who can establish strong ties to the new Center for Brain Activity Mapping initiative at UCSD will be given particular attention.

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.

Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

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: Faculty Candidate Information about Contributions to Diversity and Diversity at UC San Diego Biological Sciences. 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.

Assistant Teaching Professor: Ecology, Behavior & Evolution (10-813)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a new 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 methods. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship.

The incumbent’s primary teaching responsibility will be undergraduate lecture courses in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at introductory and advanced levels, and lab courses in these fields, as needed (see Biology course catalogue http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog/courses/BIOL.html). 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 incumbent will also advance science education by such activities as developing a research program in science teaching, initiating new teaching methods or new courses, or by participating in writing textbook or on-line teaching materials. As a member of the Division of Biological Sciences educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the Division's undergraduate programs. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field). A successful candidate will have demonstrated a dedication to teaching and educational leadership, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • 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;
  • Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and experience in successful grant writing, to demonstrate preparation to teach college courses focused on Ecology, Behavior and Evolution;
  • Significant university-level teaching experience, demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level, and experience in teaching large introductory biology courses is preferred;
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in results from modern research on the science of learning;
  • Ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues;
  • Ability or potential to provide educational leadership by supporting the transformation of introductory biology courses to emphasize core concepts, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills.
Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

  • CV and cover letter
  • Statement of current and proposed teaching (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Statement of current and proposed science education research (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3 recent publications
  • Statement describing 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 references

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

apply Apply Here for Assistant Teaching Professor

Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Quantitative Evolutionary Biology (10-815)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in Quantitative Evolutionary Biology. We are searching broadly for an evolutionary biologist with strong quantitative skills working with any taxonomic group (animal, plant, microbial) or environment (terrestrial or aquatic). Research interests may include, but are not limited to: evolutionary theory and modeling; investigation of how genetic variation affects complex traits and their evolution; experimental evolution; and/or the use of genomic tools and comparative analysis to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of populations and species; with the goal of understanding how traits evolve under different kinds of selection, including those associated with global change. This position is part of a campus-wide initiative for growth in the areas of Systems and Quantitative Biology (qBio).

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.

Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

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: Faculty Candidate Information about Contributions to Diversity and Diversity at UC San Diego Biological Sciences. 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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apply Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor

Further details about the required application material.

Assistant Professor: Host-Microbe Interactions, Molecular Biology (10-816)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Molecular Biology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Molecular Biology invites applications for a tenured-track Assistant Professor faculty position. Candidates focusing on interactions between microbes and their host organism at the cellular and molecular levels in pathogenic and/or symbiotic settings are encouraged 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. 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.

Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-5 references, 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: Faculty Candidate Information about Contributions to Diversity and Diversity at UC San Diego Biological Sciences.

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 Professor: Host-Microbe Interactions, Cell & Developmental Biology (10-814)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Cell & Developmental Biology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Cell and Developmental Biology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with a research emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms of host-microbe interactions. Candidates using any model animal host and microbe to study pathogenic or symbiotic interactions are encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates working in innate immunity and related fields that are using high-resolution imaging, high-throughput screening, genome-scale bioinformatics, or other innovative approaches.

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.

Salary Information:

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

Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Applicants must submit the materials listed below.

Materials to Submit: 
(required in order to be considered for the position)

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-5 references, 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: Faculty Candidate Information about Contributions to Diversity and Diversity at UC San Diego Biological Sciences.

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

apply Apply Here for Assistant 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.