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Why Apply

​​​​​​UC San Diego consistently ranks as one of the best universities in the nation with 16 Nobel laureates and 168 members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine. UC San Diego is among the nation's top-funded and top-producing academic research centers with 66 of the world's most influential researchers​ ($1.76 billion sponsored research funding, $2.43 billion endowment in 2023).

As a UC San Diego FIRST faculty member, you will have the opportunity to facilitate your career success and growth through a mentorship team, evidence-based professional development activities, faculty engagement events, leadership training and community building with your fellow FIRST faculty cohort and beyond.

UC San Diego FIRST faculty will be appointed in suitable departments across UC San Diego including Health Sciences (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science) and general campus (Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physical Sciences/Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Social Sciences and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography).

The selected candidate(s) ​will receive competitive startup packages to support salary and research start-up costs. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank in the tenure-track Ladder Rank series.

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, DO, MD/PhD, PhD, PharmD, DrPH or other doctoral degrees in health-related disciplines.

Candidates may not have held a prior tenure-track assistant professor position or received an NIH R01 or R01-equivalent award. ​

The next application cycle for the UC San Diego FIRST Program is open

Next review date is June 23, 2024