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UCSD invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Disease Ecology and Evolution.

The Division of Biological Sciences (, Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a faculty position in Disease Ecology and Evolution at the tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels. Candidates working on a broad range of research topics, systems, and approaches are invited to apply. Those focused on integrating field, lab, and theoretical approaches for understanding interactions in natural settings are strongly encouraged. Candidates interested in interacting with UC San Diego’s School of Medicine, School of Public Health, or the innovative disease vector research being conducted at the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society are also 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.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to excellence and creativity in research and scholarship, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students or faculty in the sciences, or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past leadership experience in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references.

We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

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

Tenure-track Assistant Professor application:

Associate and Full Professor application:

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

Early career faculty
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla
United States
Closing date
December 1st, 2021
Posted on
November 12th, 2021 20:22
Last updated
November 12th, 2021 20:22