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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, In-Res) Scientist or Physician-Scientist in Dermatology

Position overview

Position title: Scientist or Physician-Scientist in Dermatology
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 $86,500 - $300,000. 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: October 12, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 26, 2024 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, Oct 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 Department of Dermatology at the University of California San Diego ( is seeking accomplished Scientists or Physician-Scientists at any rank to advance knowledge in Dermatology through basic research in Cutaneous Biology. The Department of Dermatology is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The candidates will join a dynamic and productive group of independent investigators with research programs that include Immunology, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, or Cancer Biology in the skin.

UC San Diego Dermatology ranks among the top academic Dermatology programs in the nation and benefits from our location within one of the top research communities in the world. Our distinguished faculty are known internationally for their contributions to clinical care, basic research, and translational science. As one of the youngest dermatology programs in the nation, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, our program has built a successful, collegial, and collaborative community.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach, perform research, participate in university service, and may choose to have clinical duties. Clinical duties may include the delivery of outpatient and inpatient dermatologic care with a subspecialty focus possible based on the training and clinical experience of the candidate. Once established, the scientist will be expected to compete for, and secure research funding at the regional and national levels.

The appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank.

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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, MD/PhD, or PhD in health-related fields.

Candidates must have active grant support and demonstrated ability to conduct a state-of-the-art research program using modern techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, immunology, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, and/or genomics applied to investigating the biology, malignancies, or other diseases of the skin.

Candidates with a focus on clinical and/or patient care must have an MD or equivalent and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California and also must be board-certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Dermatology.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with a strong background in computational sciences are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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 - Applicants must complete, sign, and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( 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)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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