All tenure-track positions appear in the UCSD Division of Biological Sciences Academic Job Opportunities Bulletin. The Division of Biological Sciences only accepts applications via the secure Academic Personnel online job application system, APOL Recruit. The system allows applicants to apply for positions electronically, upload application materials as needed and check the status of their application. Inquiries for the hiring department or requests for general technical support may be emailed directly from the system. The system is relatively intuitive, but the following is a brief guide aimed at helping you navigate getting started.
The search committee urges applicants to review the complete section of “My Files” for information before starting the application process.
If you are a first-time applicant, you must set-up an “ApplicantID” in APOL Recruit (select Applicants from the three visible options) where you will establish your “ApplicantID” by creating a username and password. You will also be required to provide (1) contact information; (2) degree and employment information (please include your post-doc information here, e.g., where you did your postdoctoral work and with whom); and (3) your curriculum vitae (see below).
Once your initial information has been entered as an applicant, My Dashboard serves as your home base to enter and access the following data input areas:
My Information, My Files, My References and the Diversity Survey. My Dashboard also provides information about the status of your application and the position. A complete application must contain information in every one of the following specific data input areas:
Information provided in the CreateApplicantID step comprises the My Information file.
This section lists the requirements for references and their status of submission.
Information on the gender and ethnicity of applicants is requested. This information is used only for statistical purposes to meet federal requirements. Departmental personnel and selection committee never have access to these data and the information is not considered in the review and assessment of applications.
My Files (Files you are expected to upload)
This section lists all the required application materials (except letters of reference, which will be uploaded directly by referees) and their status of submission. Only complete applications will be assured consideration.
Applications will be considered complete when each of the following documents is uploaded:
A complete CV including your educational background, research and training experiences (including names and institution of PhD and postdoctoral advisors and/or name of supervisor if position were not academic), instructional activities you have engaged in, funding successes, and any previous faculty or industry positions you may have held.
The names of 3-5 references with each individual’s title/position and your relationship to each (e.g. thesis advisor). Please also provide the mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number for each referee listed.
The software has a size limit of 10 MB for each document.
Please provide a statement of your teaching experience and your teaching philosophy. Individuals with formal teaching experience should provide a teaching portfolio. A teaching portfolio should comprise the following items:
Please include a statement describing your past experiences and leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion, and/or your potential to making future contributions. This may include experiences you have in teaching, mentoring, service, research, or personal life experiences that would allow you to contribute to and provide leadership in our efforts to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. You may frame your comments referencing any of the following types of experiences, skills, and knowledge:
We encourage you to read more about the Division’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and the Biological Sciences Contributions to Diversity letter to faculty, which provides example of contribution to equity and diversity.