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

School of Biological Sciences, UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Botany/Plant Science, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology
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The School of Biological Sciences (, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, hereby announces a search for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant 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. 

Required faculty responsibilities include developing an excellent research program supported by extramural funding, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in service activities. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applicants must have a well-articulated plan for contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or local communities in the sciences. Successful applicants will have already participated in 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 School (

The School 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 programs that improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education.

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

Review of applications will commence October 25, 2022 and will continue until position is 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 their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications.  For information on preparing diversity statements and School-wide initiatives to promote diversity, see: and 

Applicants need to submit 3-5 references.

California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System:

Further details about the required application material can be found at:

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity 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.

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