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Assistant Professor of Molecular 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: October 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 6, 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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 School of Biological Sciences (https://biology.ucsd.edu/), Department of Molecular Biology, invites applications for a faculty position in Molecular Biology at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. Candidates pursuing innovative research in the general area of Molecular Biology in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates that foster equity and inclusion. Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to, studies focused on molecular principles and quantitative mechanism that regulate metabolism, gene expression, cell division, DNA repair, translation, protein and mRNA degradation and other processes that orchestrate cell growth, development, immunity and virology.

The School 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 to enhancing access, inclusion and success of our diverse faculty, staff and students (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/; https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/).

Required faculty responsibilities include developing an excellent research program supported by extramural funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in service activities. 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.

Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://biology.ucsd.edu/jobs/apply-lrf-lsoe.html

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 http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/recruitment/contributions-to-diversity.html and https://biology.ucsd.edu/diversity/faculty-expectations.html.

  • 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/JPF03378

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. 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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Job location

La Jolla, CA