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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) Position - In Biochemistry and Biophysics (Excellence)

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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 a tenured or tenure-track faculty positions (at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor) in Biochemistry and Biophysics. All areas of biochemistry & biophysics are being considered. The topic of research may be in all areas of biochemistry and biophysics, broadly defined. Examples include, but are not limited to, cryo-electron microscopy and lipid biochemistry. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. The ideal candidate will also have skills and interest in teaching biochemistry and biophysics, and related topics in pharmacological chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already benefited from, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a curriculum vitae with list of publications and reprints of up to five representative papers. Please also include separate statements for each of the following: 1) statement of past and proposed research 2) statement of past and proposed teaching and 3) a statement on past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, see Candidates must also provide the names and contact information for at least three references who can address the candidate’s research, teaching, and professional service.

Applications are to be submitted online.

If applying for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position please use the following link:

If applying for an Associate Professor (tenured) position please use the following link:

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the links below:

Guidelines for writing a diversity statement:

Examples and resources:

Sample Diversity statements:

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at

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.

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San Diego, CA

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research that includes a summary of research plans

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Reprints of Publications (1)

  • Reprints of Publications (2) (Optional)

  • Reprints of Publications (3) (Optional)

  • Reprints of Publications (4) (Optional)

  • Reprints of Publications (5) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)