Associate/Full Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease

University of California San Diego School of Medicine

United States

Associate or Full Professor (Ladder Rank, In-Res) Alzheimer’s Disease Basic or Translational Scientist

Job #JPF02828
  • NEUROSCIENCES / School of Medicine / UC San Diego

Application Window

Open date: August 17th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Sep 19, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 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

The Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and is recruiting for a Ladder Rank (Tenured) faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will be expected to become an integral partner in the research efforts of the Department of Neurosciences and the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. These programs are part of the cross-campus UC San Diego commitment to excellence in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. UC San Diego has one of the longest funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers and has internationally renowned programs in basic and clinical research into the cause, effects, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Its excellence is further enhanced by strong partnerships with scientists from the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and the Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discover Institute.

Teaching and mentorship opportunities will be available in the School of Medicine and in various Graduate Programs, including the highly-rated UCSD Graduate Program in Neurosciences. Training grants in aging and Alzheimer’s Disease, including programs to enhance diversity of the research and clinical workforce, will foster the research program of the successful candidate by enhancing the educational and career development landscape available to recruited trainees.

Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank. Rank and series of appointment will be based on skills and qualifications of the candidate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

References may be requested from all finalists.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD and/or MD degree or equivalent. Candidates with an MD degree must have completed basic sciences training in Alzheimer’s disease or a related specialty, or have a track record of expertise, productivity, and funding in the area.

Candidates must have demonstrated scientific expertise in basic or translational neuroscience research in aging, neurodegeneration, and Alzheimer’s disease, with established expertise in one or several of the following: induced pluripotent stem cell or other human cell models of disease (e.g. organoids, iNeurons, etc), molecular genetics, gene editing, and/or systems biology approaches to understanding disease mechanisms, molecular and cellular biology as applied to mechanisms of neurodegeneration and/or aging, and incorporating models of mitochondrial or neuronal/non-neuronal cell interactions or influences.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates must have demonstrated research excellence and successful funding in projects that thoughtfully consider the effects and influence of aging and/or metabolism is preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

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

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


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