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Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry (Excellence)

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division 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 the Dean’s Excellence search, which includes tenure-track faculty positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Experimentalists or theorists in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry are encouraged to apply, especially those with a strong interdisciplinary focus that aligns with environmental chemistry, energy and material sciences, chemical biology, or biochemistry/biophysics. Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a substantial record of research accomplishment as well as an innovative research and teaching plan. The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry and/or biochemistry courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preferred candidates will have the potential for leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will have a strong desire to play a future role in helping to shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( We especially welcome candidates who have experience with and wish to contribute to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

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. 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. To apply:

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, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Personal Statement - Should include a summary of research plans

  • Statement of Teaching - Inclusion of summaries of teaching evaluations is quite helpful.

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

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

  • Representative Paper 2 (Optional)

  • Representatitve Paper 3 (Optional)

  • Representative Paper 4 (Optional)

  • Representatitve Paper 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required