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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Position overview

Salary range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale.

Application Window

Open date: December 1, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jan 3, 2023 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, Mar 31, 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 CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the School of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego ( ) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for a search, for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Experimental Physical Chemistry, broadly defined. Areas of strong interest include Spectroscopy and Microscopy, Ultrafast Dynamics, Materials Chemistry and Physics, and Experimental Biophysics. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to develop a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( Teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels in general, physical, or theoretical chemistry are expected depending on candidate’s background and specialization. Ideally, the candidate will have demonstrated skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Applicants must have or be a candidate for a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field, and have teaching experience.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)

Candidates must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2023

Preferred qualifications

• A candidate with a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.
• A candidate that can demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research - Past and proposed research interests.

  • Statement of Teaching - Past and proposed teaching and mentoring plans.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or forthcoming plans for contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. See the School of Physical Sciences Diversity Requirements or campus requirements Faculty Equity for more information.

  • Publication 1

  • Publication 2 (Optional)

  • Publication 3 (Optional)

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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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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Job location

La Jolla, CA