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Assistant Professor - Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Pharmacology/ Molecular Biology

Application Window

Open date: December 7, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 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: Wednesday, Dec 7, 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 Pharmacology in the School of Medicine (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pharmacology) and the Section of Molecular Biology (https://biology.ucsd.edu/research/academic-sections/mb/index.html) at UC San Diego invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The focus of this search is in the broad area of Immunology and Cancer Immunology. Specific areas of interest are immunology and tumor immunity, cancer biology, cancer immunotherapy, genomics, and intracellular imaging and tool development, including computational methods, and basic and translational investigation of human diseases, with emphasis on cancer.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate majors enrolled in the Cell and Molecular Genetics Training Program in Biology, as well as in the graduate program on Pharmacological Sciences, including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate will likely have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank.

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

Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. 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: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research.

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biology, immunology, and pharmacology.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have received their PhD in Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology, or a closely related field before July 1, 2022.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - With a list of publications and links to current and/or significant articles.

  • Statement of Past and Proposed Research

  • Statement of Past and Proposed Teaching

  • Sstatement on past and/or potential contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - See http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html for additional information on how to write this statement

  • COVID-19 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)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Candidates must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.

Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03027

Help contact: jtthompson@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. 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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