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Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist (FY 19-20)

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 18th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Feb 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Office of Research Affairs, at the University of California, San Diego, in support of the campus, multidisciplinary Organized Research Units (ORUs) is conducting an open search for various Specialists (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate or Full level) in various academic disciplines. At UC San Diego, Specialists are academic appointees who provide expertise in a specialized area, engage in professional activities, and University and/or public service, do not have formal teaching responsibilities, and normally work as a member of a research team lead by a Principal Investigator.

Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University, and advancement in the series requires continuous and effective engagement in research activities of scholarly quality and significance in the defined area of expertise and specialization, and achievement and recognition in the professional and scientific community. Specialists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and the duties required by the job description for the particular position.

Required Qualification: Master’s degree or its equivalent, or five or more years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, and needs of the ORU. Review of applications will be ongoing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Applications (CV, Research Statement, and Cover letter, at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at:

The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body. UCSD is an AA/EOE/M/F/D/V” or “EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY.”

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research, Interests and Goals

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)