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Assistant Professor in Developmental Evolutionary Biology

Position overview

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

Application Window

Open date: November 5th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 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 Division of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution invites applications for a faculty position in Developmental Evolutionary Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. We are looking for a scientist who investigates evolutionary questions through mechanistic studies of the developmental or physiological processes that produce phenotypic variation. Research topics could include, but are not limited to: evolutionary innovation - including the evolution of new cell types, new characters, and new levels of organization; the origin, evolution, and consequences of developmental constraints; phenotypic plasticity and genetic accommodation; and the evolution of genotype-phenotype maps. Applicants who incorporate field, laboratory, and/or theoretical components in their research would be welcome. The successful applicant will join a growing coterie of labs at UCSD working at the intersection of developmental and evolutionary biology.

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

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed 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.

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

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree
  • Commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Excellence and creativity in research and scholarship
  • Commitment to or have created programs that improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - A statement summarizing training, experience and research achievements

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html. for more information.

  • COVID Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.
    (Optional)

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2

  • Publication 3

  • Publication 4 (Optional)

  • Publication 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02973

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.

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA