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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Internal Search) Excellence in Mentorship, Service and Research

Position overview

Position title: Excellence in Mentorship, Service and Research (Internal Search)
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $82,200-$235,400. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: September 12, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Oct 18, 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: Wednesday, Sep 11, 2024 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 Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences is committed to academic, scientific, and clinical excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Vice Chancellor invites applications for outstanding faculty (internal) who provide important contributions to the Health Sciences through dedicated faculty and student mentorship, broad University service, and sustained extramural funding. This position is open to any UCSD faculty member with a primary appointment in Health Sciences who is not currently in the ladder-rank series.

Through this recruitment, we seek to identify a cohort of Health Sciences faculty who have a demonstrated strong commitment to mentorship, particularly to trainees from groups in medicine and/or biomedical research; excellence in research, teaching, and University service such that the nominee meets the criteria for a Senate ladder-rank position; and a track record of accomplishment in sustaining a strong research program.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is one of three academic units at UC San Diego. Health Sciences includes three professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, and public health); more than 30 research institutes; and a growing clinical practice that includes two hospitals, all working toward fulfilling the Health Sciences’ tripartite mission. Led by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, it accounts for the majority of the University’s research and philanthropic portfolios and serves as the top healthcare system in the San Diego region. Health Sciences has more than 1,800 faculty members, 900 residents and fellows, 800 medicine and pharmacy students, 1,500 graduate students, and 1,000 undergraduate public health majors. Its academic programs rank among the best in the country for primary care and research.

UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health Sciences aim to enhance our academic and research missions and establish inclusive environments to help new hires succeed. Candidates will present any previous experience having served as a role model in mentoring others. In addition to the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional activity, successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to promoting inclusive excellence and help shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (

The selected candidates will demonstrate a commitment to mentorship, particularly to trainees from groups in medicine and/or biomedical research. The selected candidates will also have a high level of integrity and professionalism, and a commitment to support the professional development of faculty and staff.

The selected candidate(s) will receive a ladder-rank appointment with the potential for some discretionary funding. Candidates must have a primary appointment in Health Sciences and hold no ladder-rank appointment. The selected candidates if applicable, will have no more than 5/8ths VA appointment at the time of selection. (Faculty with current VA Merit Awards may receive an exception for the duration of the grant period.)

The appointment will at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor and the series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
• Ladder Rank Professor - see:
• In-Residence Professor - see:

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:

Application materials must be submitted through the UC San Diego online application system. References (contact information or letter of recommendation) will be requested from all finalists.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A primary appointment in one of the three UC San Diego Health Sciences academic units: School of Medicine; Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and/or Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science. Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and University service.

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated ability and background to build a sense of community and to actively engage faculty, staff, students, and alumni in support of a shared strategic vision. Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills; the ability to listen attentively to varied perspectives and foster a supportive and collaborative working environment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - With all extramural funding listed, including the candidate’s role on each project (e.g., PI, MPI, Co-I, etc.)

  • Research accomplishments (2 pages) - Description of the significance and impact of the candidate’s scientific contributions, external recognition for scientific excellence, awards, etc.

  • Teaching, Mentorship and Service (2 pages) - Description of the candidate’s teaching experience, evidence of strong commitment to training, mentorship achievements, strong track record of engagement in service to the University and the profession, and leadership

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

  • Authorization to Release Form - (Associate or Full Professor only) - Candidates with current Associate or Full Professor appointments must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • COVID 19 Statement - COVID-19 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)

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