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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

We are no longer accepting applications for this recruitment


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces a search for a tenure-track faculty member in biochemistry for a position beginning Fall 2018 at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates with research interests in all areas of biochemistry and allied fields are invited to apply, including (but not limited to) synthetic biology, molecular systems biology, structural biology, and biophysical chemistry. In addition to contributing to the research, teaching and service missions of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, faculty members are encouraged to engage in the collaborative and interdisciplinary research efforts on campus.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, description of their research plans, and statement of graduate and undergraduate teaching interests, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to

For primary consideration applications should be submitted by November 7, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. A PhD in chemistry or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. In addition, applicants should have a record of research in the area of biochemistry or a closely related field.

The Department 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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required