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Assistant Professor of Molecular Biophysics

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THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Molecular Biophysics. Experimentalists with a strong focus on addressing fundamental biological questions using modern biophysical tools are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics or a closely-related field and a demonstrated ability or potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. This is a broad search and all areas of biophysics are being considered. Although not limited to a specific area, subjects of interest include probing single molecules or assemblies of molecules, macromolecular recognition, and molecular mechanisms of essential biological processes.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will be judged on research and teaching accomplishments, as well as on potential and/or demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will be expected to teach chemistry and/or biochemistry courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. To apply:

Candidates should submit online: Curriculum vitae with list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, a statement of teaching, and a personal statement that includes a summary of research plans. Additionally, a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials, see Candidates should also provide at least three letters of reference, addressing research, teaching, and professional service.

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

Review of applications will commence on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with a list of your publications.

  • Personal Statement - This statement should include a summary of your research plans.

  • Statement of Teaching - If actual teaching evaluation summaries are availble, they are useful.

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

  • Paper 1 - You may include up to five representative papers with your file.

  • Paper 2 (Optional)

  • Paper 3 (Optional)

  • Paper 4 (Optional)

  • Paper 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required