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Ladder Rank Faculty Position – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Application Window

Open date: July 26, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 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: Sunday, Jan 26, 2025 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

Ladder Rank Faculty Position – Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

The UCSF Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is seeking faculty to join our vibrant, collaborative, and supportive discovery research community at the Mission Bay Campus in San Francisco.

We seek creative, innovative scientists who define and address fundamental questions in any area of modern biology, including basic and biomedical sciences, biochemistry, evolutionary biology, structural biology, cell biology, developmental biology, systems biology, and computational biology.

We provide faculty with resources to effectively launch their program, including a strong mentoring culture, a highly competitive start-up package, administrative support, and facilities for advanced light and cryo-electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, high-throughput small molecule screening, cytometry, and state-of-the-art animal care.

Tenure-track faculty candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D., to have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential, and to be committed to the mentorship of students and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in research and to promote the success of our diverse student population. The successful candidate will establish a dynamic and interactive research program and join one or more of our top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see

Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and further training in mentorship.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $112,500-$297,200. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Applications must be submitted online at with (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) 1-page summary of research accomplishments; (4) 2-page description of future research plans; (5) a teaching statement, including formal and informal mentoring activities; and (6) statement of contributions to diversity. Copies of major publications may be included. Applicants should request three letters of recommendation. Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of application.

Review will begin on October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will occur in two phases: video conference in December followed by in-person visits in January. Please direct inquiries about the position and suggestions of potential candidates to

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • 1-page Summary of Research Accomplishments

  • 2-page Description of Future Research Plans

  • A Teaching Statement, including Formal and Informal Mentoring Activities

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

  • Copies of Major Publications (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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