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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, or Plant Biology

UC, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology
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The Division of Biological Sciences (, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, hereby announces a search for two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor level. Candidates working on cutting-edge developmental and/or cell biological problems in any animal, plant, or cellular system are welcome to apply, with special consideration for research areas in the realm of developmental biology. Those focused on advancing mechanistic (e.g. molecular, genetic, biophysical) biological discoveries through multi-scale research at organellar to organismal levels are strongly encouraged.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or local communities in the sciences. Successful applicants will have already created or contributed to such programs and will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to serving as a role model in mentoring others and to helping shape and expand diversity initiatives at the University ( and in the Division (

The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD 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. This is where discovery comes to life.

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 or have created programs that improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past leadership experience 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.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

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

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application:

Associate and Full Professor application:

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


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