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Assistant or Associate Adjunct Professor – Department of Neurological Surgery

Application Window

Open date: February 9, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, May 9, 2022 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: Wednesday, Aug 9, 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 or Associate Adjunct Professor – Department of Neurological Surgery

The Department of Neurological Surgery is seeking an Assistant or Associate Adjunct Professor for a full-time faculty position. The selected candidate will be appointed at the level of Assistant or Associate in the Adjunct Professor series depending on qualifications and interests.

Faculty in the Adjunct Professor series are individuals who are predominantly engaged in research or other creative work and who participate in teaching, or individuals who contribute primarily to teaching and have a limited responsibility for research or other creative work; these individuals may be professional practitioners of appropriate distinction. This position will require the individual to work coordinately within the UCSF Brain Tumor Center to further an established research program that focusses on telomere biology particularly in forms of glioma dependent on the alternative lengthening of telomere mechanism. The successful applicant will be expected to work with trainees in the lab and participate in their training while maintaining an active research program. Appointees with titles in this series also engage in University and public service consistent with their assignments.

Required Qualifications:
• This position requires a PhD in a cancer-related field, completion of a post-doctoral fellowship, and published expertise in the areas of telomere biology, brain tumor biology, analysis of chromosome structure, and telomere metabolism.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:
• The successful applicant should also have knowledge about the therapy of glioma as well as the ability to work with in vivo models of gliomagenesis and organoid cultures. Familiarity with the NIH granting process is also desirable.

Please apply online with CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and three reference contacts at To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled.

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

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

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