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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry/Biophysical Chemistry

Recruitment Period

Open August 23rd, 2019 through Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


Deadline: Position will remain open until filled; For fullest consideration, complete application materials should be received by October 1st, 2019.

The School of Natural Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in biochemistry or biophysical chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a strong record in research and must have demonstrated the potential to develop an independent, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program. Successful candidates are also expected to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs; participate actively in the development of innovative interdisciplinary programs; and teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a doctorate in biochemistry, chemistry or a closely related field by the position start date; a strong record of publication; and, demonstrable interest in obtaining external funding.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; and 5) a diversity statement. Please see below for additional requirements.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than October 1st, 2019.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

For additional information, please contact Professor Michael Colvin at

Job location

Merced, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required