Neural Circuits

University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, California
September 13 2018
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The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego ( invites applications from outstanding candidates for the following faculty positions. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Neural Circuits: The Section of Neurobiology invites applications for a faculty position in the broad area of Neural Circuit Studies at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level. Candidates should employ state-of-art technologies to address fundamental questions related to the development, function and disease of the nervous system. Our faculty are engaged in a number of areas of neuroscience research, including molecular/cellular/developmental neurobiology, neural circuit dissection, and neural systems and behavior. The new faculty member will have ample opportunities for rich intellectual interactions with highly supportive Section colleagues while developing his/her independent research program.

Review of applications will commence on October 26, 2018 and will continue until all positions are filled. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at:

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. (

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