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Assistant Professor - Chancellor's Joint Initiative: Pharmacology/Chemistry & Biochemistry

Position overview

Salary range: Chancellor's Joint

Application Window

Open date: July 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Oct 16, 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: Tuesday, Jul 18, 2023 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 ( and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the School of Physical Sciences ( 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 areas of Metabolism, Mitochondria, and Human Diseases. Successful candidates will be expected to have a strong record of research accomplishments and funding and an innovative plan for their future research. Competencies appropriate to teaching in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and in the Health Sciences Medical, Pharmacy and PhD graduate program curricula are also essential.

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 the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank.

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

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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:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or Physiology a closely related field. Candidates must have a demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - With a list of publications and links to current and/or significant articles.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Past and Proposed Teaching

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

  • 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Statement of Current and Proposed Research (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 APOL-Recruit website by the deadline.

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

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