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Crick Chair Recruitment- Full Professor with Tenure

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is playing a key role in a campus-wide effort to build a preeminent program in quantitative biological sciences (research and teaching). To anchor this effort, the department invites applications for a tenured Full Professorship in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with a preferred focus on theoretical / computational biophysics, at the interface with experiment. The successful candidate will hold the Francis Crick Endowed Chair and will help lead the development of a world-class program in molecular and cellular biophysics and quantitative biology. This may include collaborations with other departments such as Mathematics, Physics, and the Biological Sciences, as well as the San Diego Supercomputing Center.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in one of the quantitative physical sciences and a recognized program of excellence in both research and teaching in molecular biophysics.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego is committed to Inclusive Excellence, and, as such, the successful candidate will also be judged on his/her demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preferred candidates will have a strong desire to play a future role in helping to shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( and

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 the names and contact information for at least three references who can address the candidate’s research, teaching, and professional service.

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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.

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.

Job location

San Diego, CA

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

  • Statement of Research

  • 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.

  • Representative Publications - Please provide reprints of up to 5 representative publications

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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