Assistant Level Faculty Position – Structural Biochemistry (JPF01558)

The department is seeking applicants whose expertise and interests lie in contemporary structural biochemistry.
That is, the development and application of state-of-the-art experimental structural and biophysical techniques
to advancing the understanding of structure-function relationships, to probing the functional roles of
biomolecular dynamics, or to improving and expanding biomolecular design. Candidates may be developers or
advanced users of structural biology and/or physical biochemistry tools, and will be driven by outstanding and
important questions in biochemistry. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse and interdisciplinary
scientific backgrounds, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, chemistry, biology, biophysics, and

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 to 5 references to submit letters on their behalf via the recruitment website by the same deadline as the application material.

The department encourages applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of the candidates plan to promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as  effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various underrepresented groups; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment,  retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

Applications received by October 06, 2019 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.