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Assistant Professor (Ladder Rank) Chancellor's Joint Initiative: CMM/Physics

Application Window

Open date: November 15th, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Dec 15, 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 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 Cellular and Molecular Medicine ( and the Department of Physics ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body at the University of California, San Diego invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) from outstanding candidates with demonstrated expertise in applying physical/quantitative reasoning along with cutting-edge instrumentation and analysis to the investigation of fundamental biological processes. Potential research areas include but are not limited to: molecular and biophysical tool development including advanced imaging modalities, biophysics addressing questions at and above the cellular scale, and molecular and single-molecule biophysics. Approaches rooted in physical sciences taken by the candidate will have the potential to advance understanding of normal physiology and/or its relationship to disease.

The Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine, in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and the Department of Physics, in the Division of Physical Sciences, are committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. Candidates with experience in or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank. Series will be Ladder Rank (Tenure-Track).

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, biophysics, or a related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. Teaching in physics and related topics is expected.

Preferred qualifications

Preferably, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Application Requirements

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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please upload or provide contact information for a minimum of three referees who are directors, colleagues and mentors who can comment on the potential independence and significance of scientific accomplishments.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA