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Associate or Full Professor in Biological Sciences (Advancing Faculty Diversity)

Position overview

Position title: Associate Professor or Full Professor
Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Application Window

Open date: May 5th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, May 5, 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 Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu) is seeking applications from outstanding research faculty at the associate or full ranks. UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities (https://af-amstudies.ucsd.edu/faculty-recruitment/index.html). This faculty line is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions that unites STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments and African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.

Faculty holding these positions will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the African American Studies Minor (AASM). They may also demonstrate the equivalent through service to the AASM and by mentoring undergraduate students. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences. We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understandings of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented racial minority undergraduate and graduate students.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a renowned center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most vibrant graduate programs in the country. We are committed to both academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Four Sections in the Division of Biological Sciences include:

Cell & Developmental Biology: Areas of study include mechanistic analysis at multiple levels of: cell structure and function, the developmental biology of multicellular organisms, cutting-edge investigations into plant biology, and pathogenesis.
Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution: Areas of study are focused on investigating ecological and evolutionary processes operating at the level of individuals, populations, species, and communities.
Molecular Biology: Areas of study include the mechanisms of gene expression and function at the cellular and organismal levels, the study of normal and pathogenic microbes, and the study of immunology.
Neurobiology: Areas of interest include multi-level analysis of brain circuits, neural networks, sensory receptors, neurotransmitter regulation, and computational models of behavior.

Review of applications will commence on June 30, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02735.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/pop/index.html for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

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 Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    PhD (or equivalent degree) in Biology or related field;

    Demonstrated pursuit of innovative research in areas aligned with one of the four Sections within the Division of Biological Sciences (see position description);

    Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels;

    Demonstrated creation of or contribution to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals;

    Tenured candidates must demonstrate strong leadership skills;

    Strong candidates will have a research agenda easily related to factors of race/ethnicity, as well as previous experiences teaching, mentoring, and supporting the advancement of underrepresented racial minority students, and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion;

    Strong candidates will also have experience with or the desire to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and scholarship across UCSD disciplines.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02735

Help contact: kjgraves@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

San Diego, CA