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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X) Academic Clinical Microbiologist

Application Window

Open date: May 21st, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 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, May 21, 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 an Academic Clinical Microbiologist faculty member to join the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine to serve as an Associate Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories.

The successful candidate will share clinical responsibilities and provide leadership in one or more subsections 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 Hillcrest Medical Center and Jacobs Medical Center-La Jolla. All faculty are required to participate in the University's educational mission, by engaging in the teaching of medical/graduate students, residents, or fellows.

Candidates with demonstrated expertise in the clinical applications of next generation sequencing in diagnostic microbiology and virology, and scholarly interests in clinical or translational research in medical or public health microbiology are encouraged to apply.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X 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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, PhD or equivalent degree(s), and meet the applicable requirements to be eligible for California laboratory director licensure in the specialty of clinical microbiology. Applicants with an MD must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit, as determined by the Medical Board of California.

All candidates must be board certified or eligible in Pathology and/or Medical Microbiology with practice experience in diagnostic microbiology and virology. MD applicants who are board certified or eligible in Medical Microbiology, must also be board certified in an ABMS-medical specialty or subspecialty.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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