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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In-Residence) Musculoskeletal Physiology

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 21st, 2018
Last review date: September 9th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: March 21st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body. We are seeking a researcher who has a cutting-edge, translational research program in musculoskeletal physiology and disease.

Responsibilities include: directing a successful research program, engaging in the classroom and laboratory training of UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and residents, and service to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Qualified applicants must have an MD and/or PhD in Bioengineering, Physiology, Biology, or other Orthopaedics-related field, with at least 2 years of post-doctoral training. Candidates with an MD must be board eligible/certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have or be eligible for a California Medical License.

Preferred candidates should have research expertise in basic science and clinical aspects of structure-function relationships in musculoskeletal tissues, including, for example, expertise in nutrient and waste transport, bone quality and/or endplate function. The candidate should have a career track record of research, publications related to experimental and computational approaches to orthopaedic biomechanics and physiology. Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of collaboration, particularly with other clinical Departments and faculty. The successful candidate should have current funding and continue to secure extramural funding to support their research program.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

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

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

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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