Associate or Full Professor in Biological Sciences (Advancing Faculty Diversity)
University of California San Diego
The Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu) is seeking applications from outstanding research faculty at the associate or full ranks. UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities (https://af-amstudies.ucsd.edu/faculty-recruitment/index.html). This faculty line is one of 13 ladder-rank faculty positions that unites STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences departments and African American and the Black Diaspora Studies through innovative research, coordinated teaching, and targeted service. Faculty will have multiple opportunities to engage with scholars across UCSD disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political influences focused on STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences, while also working within their home departments and professional communities.
Faculty holding these positions will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses that align with the African American Studies Minor (AASM). They may also demonstrate the equivalent through service to the AASM and by mentoring undergraduate students. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service advance anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, and justice in STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences. We welcome candidates whose experiences have facilitated their understandings of traditionally underrepresented racial minority communities. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive stance on mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented racial minority undergraduate and graduate students.
The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a renowned center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most vibrant graduate programs in the country. We are committed to both academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
The Four Sections in the Division of Biological Sciences include:
Cell & Developmental Biology: Areas of study include mechanistic analysis at multiple levels of: cell structure and function, the developmental biology of multicellular organisms, cutting-edge investigations into plant biology, and pathogenesis. Ecology, Behavior, & Evolution: Areas of study are focused on investigating ecological and evolutionary processes operating at the level of individuals, populations, species, and communities. Molecular Biology: Areas of study include the mechanisms of gene expression and function at the cellular and organismal levels, the study of normal and pathogenic microbes, and the study of immunology. Neurobiology: Areas of interest include multi-level analysis of brain circuits, neural networks, sensory receptors, neurotransmitter regulation, and computational models of behavior.
Review of applications will commence on June 30, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02735.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled Authorization to Release Form into RECRUIT as part of their application.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.