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

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 15th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Feb 16, 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, Jan 14, 2021 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 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 tenured Neurobiologist.

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 and a willingness to promote excellence in the University’s diversity initiatives. Must also be committed to teaching graduate and undergraduate students in the participating departments.

Candidate must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Neurosciences, Neurobiology or a related field at the time of application. In addition, the successful candidate must 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.

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

A link to full descriptions of the Ladder Rank is provided for your review:

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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 form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

Statement of Contributions to Diversity:

A personal diversity and leadership statement should summarize a candidate’s engagement and contributions to inclusion of underrepresented voices in higher education, healthcare or society and underline any leadership activities undertaken inside or outside the university. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education, research, or clinical environment. A track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veterans status.


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.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)