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Assistant Professor in Molecular Cell Biology

Application Window

Open date: January 27th, 2021

Last review date: Saturday, Mar 27, 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: Thursday, May 13, 2021 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

Deadline: The position will remain open until filled. However, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by March 27, 2021. Applications will be submitted via Applications received after the Initial Review Date (IRD) will not be considered without approval by the Dean.

The department of Molecular and Cell Biology in the School of Natural Sciences at UC Merced is seeking one new faculty member at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) in the area of Molecular Cell Biology. Candidates working on any aspect of molecular and/or cell biology, from the biochemical to organismal level, are encouraged to apply. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs, complement existing strengths in the Molecular and Cell Biology department, align with one or more of the School of Natural Sciences’ areas of strategic focus (Computational & Data Science, Materials, Biomedical Sciences, Sustainability & Environment, and STEM Education), participate in the development of innovative interdisciplinary research projects, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Neurobiology, Genetics, Immunology, Computational Biology, or a related field is required.

Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable.

Applications must be submitted via the link provided below and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion; and 6) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

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 (

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 (

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

For additional information, please contact Professor Mike Cleary at

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion. Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

  • List of References - List of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Job location

Merced, CA