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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: Biological Sciences (Advancing Faculty Diversity)

Hiring Unit:

Division of Biological Sciences

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu) 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 (https://af-amstudies.ucsd.edu/faculty-recruitment/index.html). 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: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02702

Associate or Full Professor: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02735

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. (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). 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 (www.biology.ucsd.edu) 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: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02623

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

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.