University of California, San Diego

Associate/Full Professor (Tenure) in Chemistry & Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD; is seeking applications for outstanding faculty at the Associate or Full Professor level. UC San Diego is forging a new paradigm for engagement and collaboration between STEM/Public Health/Health Sciences and the Social Sciences/Arts & Humanities ( 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/or 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.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a rich history of interdisciplinary research and thus, all research areas within chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

In addition to a successful research program in chemistry and/or biochemistry, candidates are expected to establish an impactful record of teaching at the lower division, upper division, and/or graduate-level courses in chemistry/biochemistry.

Review of applications will commence on August 1, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled.

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."

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Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidate with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline.

Candidates with a strong record of successful mentorship and a record of service activities that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

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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.

Job location La Jolla, California

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Last updated: 2021-07-15