University of California, Santa Cruz

Tenure-track Assistant Professors: Stem Cell Biology or Immunology (initial review 11.7.22)

Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Job #JPF01374


Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis)

Percent time: Full-time (100%)

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023, with the academic year beginning in September 2023.

Job Location: Santa Cruz, California


Open date: September 7, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Nov 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for two Assistant Professor positions. We are seeking candidates who have made contributions to our knowledge on the roles of stem cells in development and/or disease by using endogenous stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), organoids or other stem cell models. We also seek candidates who study fundamental aspects of the immune system using cell-based models, organoids, and animal models. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive start-up package and join a vibrant community of stem cell researchers, immunologists, and molecular biologists who are organized in the Center for the Molecular Biology of RNA, the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells, and the Genomics Institute.

UC Santa Cruz is distinguished by our high-impact research and our commitment to diversity, social justice, the environment, and educational opportunity. We are a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. We welcome candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, community engagement and/or service and who are seriously committed to applying inclusive undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral mentoring practices in both the classroom and their laboratory. Activities promoting equity and inclusion will be recognized during the hiring process. Candidates selected for interviews will be given opportunities to further discuss these topics in-person. Moreover, at UCSC, all these activities will be recognized as important during the faculty promotion process. UCSC is committed to addressing the holistic needs of faculty. We welcome applications from those who have had non-traditional career paths, who have taken time off for personal reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. and/or M.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in fields relevant to the biomedical sciences, a minimum of 1 year of postdoctoral experience at the time of applying.

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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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

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Last updated: 2022-09-10