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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, HS Clin, Clin X, Adj, In-Res) Associate Director of Clinical Microbiology & Virology Labs

Application Window

Open date: March 8th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Apr 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 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.

Position description

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 seeks a 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 and be eligible 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.

The appropriate series and appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include Ladder Rank, In-Residence with secured extramural funding, Clinical X, HS Clinical and Adjunct.

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

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

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

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.

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 the Institutional Reference Check webpage for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)