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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 4th, 2018
Last review date: October 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: November 30th, 2018
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 announces a search for a tenure-track faculty member in biochemistry with an anticipated start date of Fall 2019 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, biophysical chemistry, and biomolecular design. 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, 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 October 15th, 2018, but the position will remain open until filled. A PhD in chemistry or a closely related field, and experimental or theoretical research in biochemistry, is required at the time of appointment.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate depth of scientific knowledge, research excellence and productivity, demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, work with others including mentoring students and working with collaborators, and positive letters of recommendations 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.

  • 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.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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