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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, Ladder/In Residence) Division Chief, Genetics

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THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO (UCSD), DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS ( and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego ( are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and invites applications for its Division Chief of Genetics opening.

The successful candidate will be expected to lead a vigorous research program in Human Genetics and Epigenetics, and to commit up to 20% time to the clinical and teaching mission of the Department and Rady Children’s Hospital. In addition, this individual will have opportunities to play a significant leadership role in strengthening Genetics and Genomics in our Medical School as a whole, including the mentoring and recruitment of junior faculty members. Space will be provided within the UCSD Health Sciences campus.

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree and be well trained in Human Genetics with a demonstrated track record of outstanding peer-reviewed research. Candidates must demonstrate leadership experience or demonstrate potential as a leader in the field and the Division.

Preferred candidates will have an MD or MD/PhD, be well trained in Epigenetics, and have existing and substantial funding.

Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank or 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding with partial to full State funding potentially offered. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

References may be requested from all finalists.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)