Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track): Biochemistry and Biophysics (Excellence)
University of California, San Diego, Physical Sciences - Chemistry & Biochemistry
United States

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track): Biochemistry and Biophysics (Excellence)


  • Physical Sciences - CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY



Open date: August 1st, 2018
Last review date: October 1st, 2018

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 28th, 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 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, for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biochemistry and Biophysics. All areas of biochemistry and biophysics are being considered including but not limited to research interest in pharmaceutical chemistry and lipid biochemistry. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of our large undergraduate pharmaceutical chemistry major including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. All positions are subject to availability of funding.


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, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate will likely have already participated in, 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


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 October 1, 2018, 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 for additional information on how to write this statement). Candidates must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.


Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link:


Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link:


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.



San Diego, CA



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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

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

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please submit a statement on past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see for additional information on how to write this statement).

  • Publication Reprint 1

  • Publication Reprint 2 (Optional)

  • Publication Reprint 3 (Optional)

  • Publication Reprint 4 (Optional)

  • Publication Reprint 5 (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required



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