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Assistant Professor in Structural Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 17th, 2018
Last review date: November 8th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: January 31st, 2019
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 Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 or later. The department is looking for exceptional individuals with particular emphasis in the area of Structural Biochemistry. Applicants are encouraged to apply whose expertise and research program broadly aligns with contemporary structural biochemistry that relies on developing and applying state-of-the-art characterization methods including cryo-EM, x-ray diffraction, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and other advanced biophysical techniques to problems in structure-function, dynamics-function, and biomolecular design. Candidates may be developers or advanced users of structural biology and physical biochemistry tools, and will be driven by outstanding and important questions in biochemistry, biology or bioengineering.

Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentorship of graduate students, participation in university service and professional activities, and the development of an actively funded research program of the highest quality. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the Chemical Sciences or a related field by the time of appointment in the position. Candidates may hold postdoctoral (or equivalent) appointments. Applicants currently holding the rank of Assistant Professor (or equivalent) are also welcome to apply. A demonstrated record of excellence in research, and a record of (or potential for) outstanding teaching are desired. Successful candidates may have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within and between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and sister departments, and units such as Chemical Engineering, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and the Center for Bioengineering. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of research (~ 4 pages)
• Statement of teaching (~ 2 pages)
• 2 sample publications, with 1 paragraph explaining the novelty or impact of each publication.
• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 or more references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website by the same deadline as the application material.

Applications received by November 8th, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research - ~ 4 pages

  • Statement of Teaching - ~ 2 pages

  • Publications - 2 sample publications, with 1 paragraph explaining the novelty or impact of each publication.

  • Additional upload for Publications - Optional additional upload for publications, if needed

  • Additional upload for Publication - Optional additional upload for publications, if needed

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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