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Candidates for faculty positions at UCSD are recruited directly by the individual departments, and the positions contained on this website are limited to Chemistry & Biochemistry recruitments. Please refer to the UCSD Academic Affairs https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu website if you are interested in learning about opportunities in other departments. When submitting application materials for review, please respond specifically as noted in the announcement. Candidates who wish to provide information on their contributions to outreach and diversity are welcome to do so.

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pharmacology) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position. The focus of this search is in the broad area of Imaging in Optical Microscopy and CryoElectron Microscopy (cryoEM). Specific areas of interest are cellular imaging and tool development, including computational methods for image analysis and quantitative analysis of complex systems, and cryoEM with a focus on membrane proteins. 

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biochemistry/biophysics and pharmacology. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate pharmaceutical chemistry and biochemistry majors in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2019. 

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 (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

A link to full descriptions of the Ladder Rank is provided for your review:

Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02051

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 

Temporary Lecturer 19-20

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego seeks to establish a pool of outstanding instructors for undergraduate courses in all areas of chemistry. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track lectureships may become available for the 2019-2020 academic year. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field and teaching experience, preferably in both lecture and laboratory-based settings, are required. (Ph.D. candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be awarded before any offer of employment will be made). Research experience, two supportive letters of references, strong record of mentorship, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are highly desirable.

The 9-month salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale.

Applications received by June 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Applications received up to February 29, 2020 will be considered if openings still exist. Apply via: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02062.

Candidates are required to submit: 

  1. CV
  2. Teaching evaluations from up to four recent teaching experiences, including comprehensive set of comments from students. Evaluations should come large classes if available. (Please include a legend to help interpret the scale and rubric for evaluation.)
  3. 1-page teaching statement
  4. Statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Up to three miscellaneous/additional documents (optional) may be provided. 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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. 

Assistant Teaching Professor- LPSOE

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment, LPSOE) beginning July 1, 2019. This faculty series, which is unique to the University of California system, carries full membership in the Academic Senate with comparable rights and responsibilities as the standard professorial track, but with a greater emphasis on teaching and educational scholarship. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Education or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in teaching. Candidates must also demonstrate that they are strong chemistry educators. A successful candidate should 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, who can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan, and who have 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 biochemistry and introductory chemistry for both lectures and laboratory courses will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Successful faculty candidates will be expected to assume a leadership role in the educational mission of the Department and contribute to University and public service. Candidates should also be engaged in, or have the potential to engage in, scholarly activity outside the classroom that has resulted or will likely result in advances in chemical education.

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level; interest and/or experience with emerging pedagogical trends and curricular development, particularly in the area of biochemistry (both the lecture and laboratory learning environments); and an interest in or prior accomplishment with educational grant writing, educational project or program development and assessment, and/or chemical education research. Applicants will be evaluated on teaching and scholarly activity, as well as on potential and/or demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications are to be submitted online at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01898. 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 teaching (with student evaluations from up to five previous teaching experiences and 2) 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 teaching, scholarly activity 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.

Murray Goodman Endowed Chair

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego invites applications for a tenured Full Professorship in Chemistry and Biochemistry, with a preferred focus on organic chemistry which may include chemical biology and/or catalysis. The successful candidate will hold the Murray Goodman Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry, occupy laboratories in our new Tata Hall (opening in Summer 2018), and will help lead the expansion of our world-class program in organic chemistry.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemical sciences or equivalent and a recognized program of excellence in both research and teaching in organic chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC San Diego is committed to Inclusive Excellence, and, as such, the successful candidate will also be judged on his/her demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preferred candidates will have a strong desire to play a future role in helping to shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives ( http://diversity.ucsd.edu/ and http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/faculty/diversity-opportunities/index.html.

Candidates are required to submit the following documents online: Curriculum vitae with list of publications, reprints of up to five representative papers, a statement of teaching, and a personal statement that includes a summary of research plans. Additionally, a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp.

Candidates must also provide a minimum of three reference letters that address the candidate’s research, teaching, and professional service.

Please apply via: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01664.

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

Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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.

Assistant Project Scientist

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is conducting an open search for Assistant Project Scientists (non-tenured) in various academic disciplines. At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding. 

Required Qualification: Doctorate degree or its equivalent. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, and needs of the department. 

Preferred Qualification: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Extensive experience in all of the following areas: computer modeling, molecular simulation, machine learning, sequencing data analysis, epigenomics and database development. The candidate should also have extensive experience of working with clinical scientists and clinicians. 

Review of applications will commence on April 27, 2019 and will be ongoing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. 

Applications (CV and Research Statement, at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02060

The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body. UCSD is an "AA/EOE/M/F/D/V" or "EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY"