Assistant Professor of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
University of California San Diego
United States

Assistant Professor - Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

Job #JPF02333
  • Physical Sciences - CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences - SCH OF PHARMACY AND PHARM. SCI

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 15th, 2019

Next review date: Thursday, Jan 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 28, 2020 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.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences ( and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ( at UC San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position. The focus of this search is in the area of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. Specific areas of interest are synthetic organic chemistry, methodology development, drug discovery, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of organic chemistry and drug development. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, including teaching lab and lecture courses, and teaching PharmD students within the Pharmaceutical Chemistry series in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Basic qualifications:
-Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Chemical Biology, or a closely related field.

Additional qualifications:
-Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2020.

Preferred qualifications:
-Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education with a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

-Served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

A link to full descriptions of the Ladder Rank is provided for your review:
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Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

La Jolla, California

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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