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Assistant Professor in Experimental Biological Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 12th, 2018
Next review date: November 1st, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: March 12th, 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.

Description

THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS within the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (http://physics.ucsd.edu) 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 tenure-track (Assistant level) faculty position in Experimental Biological Physics. Areas of interest include: cell, tissue, and organismal level processes with emphasis on physical methods and analysis applied to development, homeostasis, and biomechanics. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics 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. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, and can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan. Candidates should present any previous experience having served as a role model in mentoring others. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html.)

Teaching in physics and related topics, will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01871. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and reprints of up to three 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 http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html for additional information on how to write this statement). Candidates must also arrange to have three to five letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link: http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html.

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at http://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

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

Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Please attach a cover letter

  • Statement of Research - Please attach a statement of past and proposed research.

  • Statement of Teaching - Please submit a statement of past and proposed teaching.

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

  • Letters of reference - Please arrange to have three letters of reference from senior faculty (associate or full rank) addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the website by the deadline.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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