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Associate or Full Professor - Brody Endowed Chair in Circadian Biology and Medicine

Position overview

Position title: Brody Endowed Chair in Circadian Biology and Medicine
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $92,500 -$228,600. The following show the base salary range, from the salary table(s), for this position:
• For appointment in Biological Sciences: “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions, qualifications, and experience.
• For appointment in the School of Medicine: Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan and is negotiated annually. Additional salary information can be found here:
• University of California:
• UC San Diego:

Application Window

Open date: December 19, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 8, 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: Wednesday, Dec 18, 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 Schools of Medicine and Biological Sciences at UC San Diego are committed to academic excellence, and to enhancing access, inclusion, and success of our diverse faculty, staff, and students are recruiting the Brody Endowed Chair in Circadian Biology and Medicine.

UC San Diego School of Medicine (, established in 1968, is the region’s only medical school. As a key component of the University’s top-tier academic medical center, our role is to improve health through innovative research, education, and patient care. The School of Medicine is home to more than 500 medical students, 900 residents and fellows, and 1,700 physician and scientist faculty members. It is among the top medical schools in the country and among the top biomedical research institutions in the world.

The School of Biological Sciences ( at UC San Diego 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.

The mission of the Center for Circadian Biology is to foster innovative research and educational programs that reveal the mechanisms, general principles, and applications of biological rhythms in diverse organisms. The center provides support for investigators to incorporate the study of daily rhythmicity into their biological studies — particularly as it relates to behavior, physiology, and medicine — and serves as a catalyst for scientists working in basic and clinical aspects of circadian biology to forge new research partnerships. Center members mentor undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students in cross-disciplinary approaches through circadian biology research, and the Center produces and disseminates materials for education and scientific advocacy on circadian biology.

The newly established Stuart and Barbara L. Brody Endowed Chair in Circadian Biology and Medicine was created to expand UC San Diego’s ability to fill a critical gap at the intersection of research, circadian biology, and patient care. The chair is housed in the School of Biological Sciences and facilitated in close partnership with the School of Medicine. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate an interest in serving in a leadership role in the Center for Circadian Biology ( and, depending on qualifications and experience, may also be considered as its director. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate commitment in supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in health informatics.

References (letter of recommendation) will be requested from all finalists.

The academic appointment is expected to be as Associate or Full Professor level in the School of Biological Sciences and/or School of Medicine. Series will include Ladder Rank, with a potential In-Residence or Clinical X appointment for School of Medicine candidates. A link to the full descriptions of each series is listed below:

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The selected candidate will receive a competitive startup package to support salary and research programs. The incumbent will be proposed for the Stuart and Barbara L. Brody Endowed Chair and administer its associated research fund.

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 a health sciences doctoral degree (MD, MD/PhD, PhD, DO, PharmD, DrPH, etc.), advanced clinical or postdoctoral training, and demonstrated experience in one or more areas of circadian biology research, which may include aspects of sleep. As the academic part of this position is at the Associate or Full Professor position, candidates are expected to have a track record as PI and/or substantial collaborations as Co-I with other PIs to secure extramural funding (e.g., NIH, NSF). Candidates must also have experience in pre-clinical or clinical time-series data management and/or evaluation, and in the assembly and oversight of interdisciplinary teams, ideally with clinical oversight. The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience in serving as a faculty advisor or educator for medical students, residents, fellows, graduate, and/or post-graduate trainees.

Preferred qualifications

Experience with translational application of circadian data within a clinical setting is preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Interest - Applicants should summarize their vision for using the Brody Chair and its research fund to leverage sleep and circadian principles to benefit patients and/or in developing novel therapies to improve patient care.

  • Statement of Research (2-page maximum) - Applicants should summarize their research in circadian biology, with an emphasis on using data science and bioinformatics tools to inform their research.

  • Statement of Teaching (2-page maximum) - Applicants should provide a reflective statement that addresses teaching philosophy and core beliefs about learning and teaching, and a brief summary of teaching experience and expertise.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - A Separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions.

  • 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)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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