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Assistant Professor (Ladder, Ladder/In Residence) Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 21st, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Mar 22, 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: Saturday, Feb 20, 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 Pathology at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and seeks a tenure-track, physician-scientist or PhD clinician-scientist faculty member to join the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine and serve as the Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories.

The Department of Pathology and the Infectious Diseases and Global Health communities at UC San Diego are highly collaborative groups.

The Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories is expected to share clinical responsibilities and contribute to the leadership of the Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories, at the state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine and the UC San Diego Health Clinical Laboratories at Jacobs Medical Center-La Jolla and Hillcrest Medical Center. All faculty are required to participate in the University’s educational mission, by engaging in the teaching of medical/graduate students, residents, or fellows.

Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain a research program in the area of microbial pathogenesis and/or antimicrobial drug development and compete for extramural grant support. Ample time will be made available for research.

Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent degree(s). Candidates with an MD must have or be board certified/board eligible in Pathology, Infectious Diseases, and/or Medical Microbiology, with expertise in diagnostic microbiology and virology. Candidates with an MD must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. All candidates must meet the applicable requirements for California laboratory director licensure in the subspecialty of clinical microbiology.

Candidates with a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement, research excellence, and interest in contributing to the exceptional programs in microbial pathogenesis at UC San Diego, are preferred.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank or 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

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

The University of California San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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

  • Cover Letter - Please submit a cover letter describing your clinical and research interests.

  • 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)