University of California, San Francisco

Faculty Position- Assistant, Associate, Full Professor (Ladder Rank) in Fundamental Biology

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Departments of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology are seeking visionary scientists to join our vibrant and collaborative discovery research community. Tenure-track faculty candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D., to have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential, and to be committed to the mentorship of students. We especially seek candidates who will help us promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and to promote the success of our diverse student population.

We seek creative, innovative scientists working in all areas of fundamental biology, including basic and biomedical sciences, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, structural biology, cell biology, developmental biology, systems biology, and computational biology.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and interactive research program, to join one of our top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see, to excel at graduate teaching and inclusive mentoring, and to participate in activities that promote equity and inclusion.

Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and further training in mentorship.

Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents as a single PDF: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) 1-page summary of research accomplishments; (4) 2-page description of future research plans; 5) a teaching statement; 6) a statement of lived experience that may include contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion and formal and informal mentoring activities. Copies of major publications may be included. Applicants should request three to five letters of recommendation.

Review will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries about the position and suggestions of potential candidates to

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Please apply online at

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

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Last updated: 2021-09-26