Faculty Positions

UCSD Health Sciences


The UCSD Department of Pharmacology seeks highly qualified applicants for a non-tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Adjunct Professor level.

The Department provides a dynamic research and training environment committed to the use of complementary approaches to investigate the effects of chemical interventions on biological systems. We have a very highly esteemed, NIH-funded graduate training program in Pharmacological Sciences and contribute extensively to medical, pharmacy and biomedical sciences graduate student training. The department's educational and programmatic activities span multiple disciplines and actively encourage scientific discovery and collaboration. We are committed to academic excellence and strive to achieve diversity in training students and scholars, creating a robust environment with challenging career opportunities and a commitment to scholarly growth.

Applicants will be expected to teach selected aspects of pharmacology to graduate and professional students, to mentor thesis studies of Ph.D. students and to oversee an independent, contemporary and scholarly laboratory research program.

Applicants must hold a PhD and/or MD degrees. The ideal candidate will use novel research approaches or analytic technologies that complement and substantially expand current efforts of department faculty in areas relevant to signal transduction, drug discovery, molecular specificity of therapeutic or environmental agents, drug disposition and action, structural and computational biology, cancer biology and inflammation.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01408.

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.


San Diego, CA



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Personal Statement with a Summary of Research Interests
  • Evidence of any Teaching or Training experience
  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Diversity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)


  • 3 references required (contact information only)


  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

To apply, please visit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01408