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Assistant Professor: Quantitative Evolutionary Biology (10-697)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences – Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Quantitative Evolutionary Biology at the Assistant Professor level. We are searching broadly for evolutionary biologists with strong quantitative skills working with any taxonomic group (animal, plant, microbial) or environment (terrestrial or aquatic). Research interests may include, but are not limited to: evolutionary theory and modeling; investigation of how genetic variation affects complex traits and their evolution; experimental evolution; and/or the use of genomic tools and comparative analysis to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of populations and species; with the goal of understanding how traits evolve under different kinds of selection, including those associated with global change. This position is part of a campus-wide initiative for growth in the areas of Systems and Quantitative Biology (qBio).

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.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to scholars with demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Read more information about initiatives to promote diversity in the Division. This position is part of a multi-year faculty hiring program at junior and senior levels.

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. More information about initiatives to promote diversity in the Division can be found at Diversity: Faculty Expectations.

Salary/Stipend Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and based upon University of California pay scales.

Procedure to Apply:
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, 3-5 publications, and 3-5 references.

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

Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by January 15, 2013 will be assured of consideration.

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Assistant or Associate Professor: Neurobiology (10-626)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences – Section of Neurobiology

Description:
The Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Neurobiology, invites applications for a tenure-track position, particularly at the level of Associate Professor with tenure, with a strong research emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural circuit development, function, or dysfunction. Candidates using any experimental animal are welcome to apply. The highly interactive Section of Neurobiology at UCSD is looking for a colleague who will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to their study of brain function. Although not a requirement, candidates who can establish strong ties to the new Center for Brain Activity Mapping initiative at UCSD will be given particular attention.

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.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preference will be given to scholars with demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education.  Read more information about initiatives to promote diversity in the Division. This position is part of a multi-year faculty hiring program at junior and senior levels.

Salary/Stipend Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and based upon University of California pay scales.

Procedure to Apply:
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, 3-5 publications, and contact information for 3-5 references. 

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

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Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 15, 2013 will be assured of consideration.

Assistant Professor: Plant Biology (10-624)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences – Section of Cell and Developmental Biology

Description:

The Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Plant Biology at the Assistant Professor level.  Candidates pursuing innovative research in areas including, but not limited to, signaling, metabolism, growth and development, cell biology, plant-microbe interactions, natural variation, and comparative and quantitative genomics are encouraged to apply.

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.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preference will be given to scholars with demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Read more information about initiatives to promote diversity in the Division. This position is part of a multi-year faculty hiring program at junior and senior levels.

Salary/Stipend Information:
Commensurate with qualifications and based upon University of California pay scales.

Procedure to Apply:
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, 3-5 publications, and contact information for 3-5 references.

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

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Position Closing Date:
Completed applications received by October 15, 2013 will be assured of consideration.

Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (10-619)

Hiring Unit:
Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology

Description:
Applicants are invited for a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) position. LPSOE/LSOE faculty are Academic Senate Faculty members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, and scholarly analysis/improvement of teaching methods. Such faculty are comparable to tenure track assistant professor appointments.

The incumbent will teach in the introductory biology course series (BILD 1, 2 or 3, a lower division lab course, and existing upper division laboratory courses. The incumbent will also be expected to develop a research program in science education, including leading the effort to develop a new lower division laboratory course. As a member of the Division of Biological Sciences educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the divisional undergraduate programs, especially in the introductory biology series. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education.

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 faculty, staff, and student body.

Skills and Knowledge Required:
All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with a dedication to teaching and educational leadership. Candidates should have experience in or potential to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment with respect to: teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service.

The successful candidate is expected to have:

  • Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by Ph.D. or equivalent degree and scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and grantsmanship, to demonstrate preparation to teach introductory college courses on evolution, cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology;
  • Working knowledge of bioinformatics/systems biology tools and approaches, and computational methods in biology;
  • Significant university-level teaching experience (at a minimum 2-3 years); demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level; experience in teaching large enrollment introductory biology courses is preferred;
  • Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups underrepresented in higher education;
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues;
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in research on the science of learning;
  • Ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning;
  • Ability to or potential for providing educational leadership by supporting the transformation of the introductory biology course to emphasize core concepts and computational thinking, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills.

Salary Information:
The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Closing Date:
Applications received by October 1 will be assured consideration.

Procedure to Apply:
Materials to submit (required in order to be considered for the position):

  • CV and cover letter
  • Statement of current and proposed teaching and science education research (not to exceed 4 pages)
  • Electronic copies (PDF) of up to 3-5 recent publications
  • Statement summarizing past experience, leadership and/or contributions in fostering equity and diversity (or potential to make contributions in the field)
  • Names and contact information for 3-5 references

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

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Applicants are welcome to include in their cover letters a personal statement summarizing leadership efforts and/or contributions to diversity. 

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.