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 Professor (Ladder Rank) Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Neurobiologist

Hiring Unit:
Neurobiology and Neurosciences

Description:

The Department of Neurosciences and the section of Neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Neurobiologist.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

We are seeking a qualified candidate whose research program fits well with the synergistic strategic goals of both departments and reflects a burgeoning strength at UCSD in the development and use of sensors and techniques for imaging and recording of neural circuity, including new molecular pathways for cell-to-cell communication. This recruitment will also leverage local strengths in data sciences to capture and analyze the massive and multifaceted data produced by experiments involving the increasingly complex recording and imaging of neural circuitry. Qualified candidate will be expected to develop and sustain outstanding extramurally funded research programs. Considerable opportunity exists for collaboration within our robust research enterprises.

The departments are especially interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Must also be committed to teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the participating departments.

Candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Neurosciences, Neurobiology or a related field at the time of application. In addition, the successful candidate will have a track record of scientific accomplishment.

Candidates with collegial and collaborative academic background and experience working in diverse, equitable and inclusive environments are preferred.

Salary:

The Joint 50/50 Appointment will be in the Department of Neurosciences and Section of Neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A full description on ladder rank is provided for your review.

Document Requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Teaching Evaluations (optional)
  • Miscellaneous/Additional (Optional)

Reference Requirements:

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Hiring Unit:
Ecology, Behavior & Evolution

Description:

The Section of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution in the Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Competitive candidates will investigate 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; developmental constraints; phenotypic plasticity and genetic accommodation; and the evolution of genotype-phenotype maps. We welcome applicants incorporating laboratory, field, and/or theoretical components in their research.

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.

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. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills. 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.

Initial Review Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 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. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) 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:

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Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Neuroethology

Hiring Unit:
Ecology, Behavior & Evolution and Neurobiology

Description:

The Section of Ecology, Behavior & Evolution and Neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in neuroethology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates must possess strong leadership skills. Candidates who use cutting edge molecular and neural approaches to investigate the neural bases of animal behavior in whole organisms with a strong focus on the natural ecological or evolutionary context of these behaviors are encouraged to apply. Researchers who combine field and lab-based organismal approaches would be an excellent fit. This position will complement existing strengths within the Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD.

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.

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. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills. 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.

Initial Review Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 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. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) 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:

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Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Molecular Cellular Mechanisms

Hiring Unit:
Molecular Biology

Description:

The Section of Molecular Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates pursuing innovative research on the mechanisms of gene expression and function at the cellular and organismal levels are encouraged to apply. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies that leverage multi-scale approaches from the single molecule to the cellular and organismal levels to understand complex biological processes.

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.

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. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills. 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.

Initial Review Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 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. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) 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:

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Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Cell Biology

Hiring Unit:
Cell & Developmental Biology

Description:

The Section of Cell & Developmental Biology in the Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in Cell Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. Candidates working on cutting-edge cell biological problems in any system are welcome to apply. Those focused on gaining mechanistic cell biological insights through multi-scale research at organellar to organismal levels are strongly encouraged. Seeking interactive colleagues who bring integrative and/or community-enabling approaches to their studies, in areas including but not limited to biological imaging, intracellular dynamics and engineering.

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.

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. Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills. 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:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 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. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) 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:

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Further details about the required application material.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor: Biological Sciences

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences invites applications for Teaching Professor positions at the tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate or Full Professor level. The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to teach undergraduate courses for biology majors. 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, molecular biology, 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.

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.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or a related field 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.
  • Associate and Full Professor candidates must possess strong leadership skills.

Salary:

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

Initial Review Date:

Initial review of applications will commence on October 28, 2019 and will continue until position is filled.

Materials to Submit:

Applicants must submit:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • 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. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/index.html.
  • Electronic copies (in PDF format) 1-3 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:

Apply Here for Assistant Professor: Biological Sciences Apply Here for Associate or Full Professor: Biological Sciences

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.