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Assistant/Associate/Full Rank Professor

Application Window

Open date: October 25th, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

Assistant/Associate/Full Rank Professor
In Residence/Ladder Series
UCSF Musculoskeletal Center / Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The UCSF Musculoskeletal (MSK) Center is seeking visionary scientists to join our vibrant campus-wide community. This open-rank, faculty position in the In Residence or Ladder series is part of a multiyear initiative to expand and diversify our team of researchers who study the normal and abnormal function of the musculoskeletal system and embrace a culture of collaboration with other basic, translational, computational, and clinical investigators throughout UCSF.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D., to have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential, including doctoral and post-doctoral research, a commitment to research relevant to the musculoskeletal system, and a commitment to mentorship of new investigators – particularly from groups that are underrepresented.

The successful candidate is expected to bring specific research knowledge and focus, along with a desire to bridge areas of expertise across disciplines at UCSF such as stem cell, developmental, or aging biology; bioengineering; metabolism and metabolic disease; clinical research; or immunology. Candidates working in all areas of basic and translational science are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents:
(1) Cover Letter;
(2) Curriculum Vitae;
(3) Statement of Research (1-page summary of research accomplishments and 2-page description of future research plans);
(4) Statement of Contributions to Diversity (a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion);
(5) Optional - Copies of major publications.

Applicants must provide the names and institutions of three reference contacts. This position will remain open until filled.

Please apply online at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - 1-page summary of research accomplishments and 2-page description of future research plans.

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - A statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    Please see the following page for more details:

  • Copies of Major Publications (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA