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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 of Neuroscience

Description:

The Neurobiology Section in the Division of Biological Sciences and the Neurosciences Department in the School of Medicine jointly invite applications for a faculty position in the Neurobiology of Neural Circuits and Behavior at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Candidates working on any cutting-edge problems in any model system are invited to apply. We are particularly interested in interactive colleagues who bring integrative and/or community-enabling approaches to their studies, in areas including but not limited to development and use of sensors and techniques for imaging and recording of neural circuitry, including new molecular pathways for cell-to-cell communication.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego and the School of Medicine are 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.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past leadership experience in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

January 14, 2022

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • COVID Impact Statement
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 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 at:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03021

Associate and Full Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03022

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.

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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, Associate Professor, or Full Professor of Neurobiology

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Section of Neurobiology invites applications for a faculty position in molecular or systems neuroscience at the tenure-track Assistant level and tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates working on any cutting-edge neurobiological problem in any model system are welcome to apply. Those focused on non-neuronal cell types (e.g., glia), on neurodegeneration, and on the intersection of these processes with neuronal activity are strongly encouraged. We are seeking highly interactive colleagues who bring state-of-the art methods and/or community-enabling approaches to their studies.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

December 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • COVID Impact Statement
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 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 at:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02966

Associate and Full Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02968

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Disease Ecology and Evolution

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a faculty position in Disease Ecology and Evolution at the tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. Candidates working on a broad range of research topics, systems, and approaches are invited to apply. Those focused on integrating field, lab, and theoretical approaches for understanding interactions in natural settings are strongly encouraged. Candidates interested in interacting with UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, School of Public Health, or the innovative disease vector research being conducted at the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society are also encouraged to apply.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

December 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • COVID Impact Statement
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 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 at:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02969

Associate and Full Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02970

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Section of Molecular Biology, invites applications for a faculty position in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms at the Associate or Full Professor levels. Candidates pursuing innovative research on the mechanisms of gene expression and function at the cellular and organismal levels in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms are encouraged to apply. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies focused on molecular and physical mechanisms that regulate transcription, DNA replication and translation in space and time, and other processes that mediate biological events such cell growth, differentiation, development, immunity, and disease progression.

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 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/).

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.

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

December 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • COVID Impact Statement
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 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 at:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02974

Associate and Full Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02975

Assistant Teaching Professor in Neurobiology

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track teaching faculty position at the Assistant level. The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate courses for biology majors, including lab courses in Neurobiology. Candidates with research backgrounds in any subfield of biology will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with significant experience in neuroscience or a related field and/or in fostering equity and inclusion and student success in undergraduate science education programs. In addition to teaching and service, the incumbent will also advance science education at UCSD and beyond through professional activities such as conducting and disseminating pedagogical research in science teaching methodologies.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

December 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02972

Assistant Professor in Developmental Evolutionary Biology

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution invites applications for a faculty position in Developmental Evolutionary Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. We are looking for a scientist who investigates evolutionary questions through mechanistic studies of the developmental or physiological processes that produce phenotypic variation. Research topics could include, but are not limited to: evolutionary innovation - including the evolution of new cell types, new characters, and new levels of organization; the origin, evolution, and consequences of developmental constraints; phenotypic plasticity and genetic accommodation; and the evolution of genotype-phenotype maps. Applicants who incorporate field, laboratory, and/or theoretical components in their research would be welcome. The successful applicant will join a growing coterie of labs at UCSD working at the intersection of developmental and evolutionary biology.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

December 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02973

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, or Plant Biology

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, hereby announces a search for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full 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.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or local communities in the sciences. Successful applicants will have already created or contributed to 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 Division (https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/).

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

All candidates

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.

Initial Review Date:

December 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • COVID Impact Statement
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 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 at:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02953

Associate and Full Professor application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02980

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Biological Sciences (Advancing Faculty Diversity)

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking applications from outstanding research faculty at assistant, associate, and full levels. UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities. This faculty line is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions that unites STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments and African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

Faculty holding these positions will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the African American Studies Minor (AASM). They may also demonstrate the equivalent through service to the AASM and by mentoring undergraduate students. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences. We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understandings of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented racial minority undergraduate and graduate students.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a renowned center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most vibrant graduate programs in the country. We are committed to both academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Four Sections in the Division of Biological Sciences include:

Cell & Developmental Biology: Areas of study include mechanistic analysis at multiple levels of: cell structure and function, the developmental biology of multicellular organisms, cutting-edge investigations into plant biology, and pathogenesis.

Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution: Areas of study are focused on investigating ecological and evolutionary processes operating at the level of individuals, populations, species, and communities.

Molecular Biology: Areas of study include the mechanisms of gene expression and function at the cellular and organismal levels, the study of normal and pathogenic microbes, and the study of immunology.

Neurobiology: Areas of interest include multi-level analysis of brain circuits, neural networks, sensory receptors, neurotransmitter regulation, and computational models of behavior.

Review of applications will commence on June 30, 2021 and will continue until all positions have been filled or close on May 5, 2022.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be pursuing innovative research in areas aligned with one of the four Sections within the Division of Biological Sciences (see below). In addition to excellence and creativity in biological research and scholarship, successful candidates must have demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. Tenured candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills.

Strong candidates will have a research agenda easily related to factors of race/ethnicity, as well as previous experiences teaching, mentoring, and supporting the advancement of underrepresented racial minority students, and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Strong candidates will also have experience with or the desire to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and scholarship across UCSD disciplines.

Salary:

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

Initial Review Date:

June 30, 2021

Materials to Submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research
  • Statement of teaching
  • Statement describing their past leadership experience in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions
  • 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 at:

Assistant Professor

Associate or Full Professor

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled "Authorization to Release Form" into RECRUIT as part of their application.

UC San Diego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through 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.

Assistant Teaching Professor: Biological Sciences

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track teaching faculty position at the Assistant level. All candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate education and 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 in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to expand our undergraduate course offerings in one of two general areas: 1) bioinformatics, computational biology, biological data science, or quantitative biology or 2) lower and upper division laboratory courses. While candidates with research backgrounds in any subfield of biology will be considered, we are particularly interested in candidates with significant experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, laboratory instruction, and/or fostering equity and inclusion and student success in undergraduate science education programs. In addition to teaching and service, the incumbent will also advance science education at UCSD and beyond through professional activities such as conducting and disseminating pedagogical research in science teaching methodologies.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or a related field (at the time of application) which should be documented and explained in the application. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:

  • College-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success teaching undergraduates. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of and experience employing instructional strategies tied to contemporary research on the science of learning (i.e., evidence-based teaching);
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in professional activities that advance science education beyond a single institution, such as development of a research program investigating the science of learning and teaching related to the applicant’s area of expertise;
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Demonstrated ability to address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education;
  • Potential to serve as an effective leader in the educational program of the Division of Biological Sciences.

Salary:

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

Initial Review Date:

March 1, 2021

Materials to Submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Science Professional Activities in Science Education including current or proposed professional activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. science education research)
  • A statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For more information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3-5 publications
  • 3-5 references

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

Further details about the required application material can be found here.

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.