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Assistant Professor in Theoretical Biophysics

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 11th, 2019

Last review date: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019 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: Sunday, Apr 26, 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 DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS, within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are seeking outstanding scientists in the area of Theoretical Biophysics, broadly defined. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required prior to the start of appointment.

In addition, the successful candidate will have a very strong record of creativity and impact, demonstrate the ability to develop a rigorous research program, and be committed to teaching in Physics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate should have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives. Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see

Candidates must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2020.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on November 12, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted online at:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and reprints of up to five representative papers. Please also include separate statements for each of the following: 1) statement of past and proposed research, 2) statement of past and proposed teaching, and 3) a statement on past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see for additional information on how to write this statement). Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link:

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required