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Marine Animal Physiology - Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Nov 21, 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

Assistant Professor in Marine Animal Physiology

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Marine Animal Physiology. We seek candidates who take innovative approaches to address fundamental physiological questions regarding invertebrate or vertebrate marine animals. Example areas of research include (but are not limited to) neurophysiology, diving physiology, cardiac and respiratory physiology, osmotic and acid-base regulation, energy metabolism, biomineralization, biomechanics, symbiosis, immunology, and reproduction. A successful candidate would integrate physiology at the organismal level with molecular, biochemical and cellular biology, and/or environmental physiology. A comparative and evolutionary approach, as well as links to climate change biology, aquaculture, ecotoxicology or conservation are encouraged. We seek applicants with the expertise and desire to teach lecture- and laboratory-based physiology courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with multidisciplinary colleagues at SIO, with other departments within the large and dynamic UC San Diego campus, and with the vibrant scientific and industry community of Southern California. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential to establish a vigorous research program, provide intellectual leadership in their field, acquire extramural funds, train and mentor students, teach in the marine biology undergraduate major, and contribute to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

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 candidates 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.

SIO is a world-renowned center of solid Earth, planetary, oceanographic, biological, and atmospheric research with over 200 principal investigators leading research programs. SIO is part of the University of California, San Diego, which is one of the top research universities in the world. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student community.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in Biology (or equivalent degree in a relevant field) and postdoctoral experience are required at the time of application.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research - Up to three (3) pages describing past research and future plans.

  • Publications - Please upload one PDF that includes up to three (3) of your most significant peer-reviewed publications.

  • Statement of Teaching - One (1) page describing experience, philosophy and plans.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - In up to two (2) pages, describe your past and planned contributions to diversity in research, teaching and service. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Optional Covid-19 pandemic 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 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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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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