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UC San Diego faculty counts among its members 5 Nobel Laureates, two Fields Medalists, 8 MacArthur Foundation Fellows, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 91 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 8 recipients of the National Medal of Sciences. We promise a vibrant scholarly community all year round on a gorgeous campus in one of the balmiest and mildest coastal climates in the world with many campus benefits, programs, and facilities available for academic appointees. Join our cadre of talented academic appointees today and prepare our students to stand out and lead tomorrow.

Academic positions include: Academic Coordinators, Assistant, Associate and Full Professors, Clinical Professors, Instructors, Lecturers, Postdoctoral Scholars, Project Scientists, and Research Scientists.


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Academic positions are located in the following departments:

  • Arts and Humanities Arts and Humanities six academic departments are highly rated and notably innovative and interdisciplinary — artists, writers, historians and philosophers can work with scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technicians, focused as they are on the entire record of human experience — its creation, design, interpretation and evaluation.

  • Biological Sciences Biological Sciences at UC San Diego - Where Discovery Comes to Life. Our mission is to advance knowledge of basic biological sciences and apply our research discoveries in ways that improve human health, protect our environment and enrich our economy.

  • Colleges The Undergraduate College system is one of the things that makes UC San Diego special. UC San Diego is a big campus with an international reputation. It’s a small campus, too, with a one-to-one personal experience provided by the College system with personalized academic advising, support services, and opportunities to get involved.

  • Halicioğlu Data Science Institute The Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI) is a unique, collaborative and innovative academic unit across multiple disciplines at UC San Diego. HDSI lays the groundwork for the scientific foundations of this emerging discipline, develops new methods and infrastructure, and trains students, faculty and industrial partners to use data science to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

  • Jacobs School of Engineering Jacobs School of Engineering crosses a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines. Our departments administer our engineering undergraduate and graduate education programs, oversee our research and provide the administrative home to our faculty.

  • Physical Sciences Physical Science builds on interdisciplinary research to enable innovative and impactful new research directions and to attract the most academically excellent and diverse faculty.

  • Rady School of Management Rady School of Management develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge.

  • Research Welcome to the wide world of research at UC San Diego. As you'll see from the diverse array of organizations and functions, the Office of Research Affairs plays a key role in the university's billion-dollar research enterprise. From our innovative and interdisciplinary Organized Research Units to the offices which manage the incredibly complex business of contracts and grants, we work — often behind the scenes — to ensure that faculty, postdoctoral scholars, project scientists and research scientists have the resources they need to excel in scholarship, research and discovery.

  • School of Medicine As educators, we are driven to build on our exceptional biomedical, behavioral and health services and research experience. We are at the forefront of new technology and strive to push the boundaries of the art of medicine through education and the preparation of future physicians.

  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. With cutting-edge research programs under way on every continent and in every ocean, Scripps scientists work to understand and protect the planet by investigating our oceans, Earth, and atmosphere to find solutions to our greatest environmental challenges.

  • School of Global Policy and Strategy Internationally recognized for its expertise on the Pacific—the Americas and Asia—GPS is the home of students, alumni, scholars and leaders from around the world who value tackling global and Pacific challenges with meticulous analysis and a passion for problem-solving.

  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) is a catalyst for creative approaches and excellence in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education, discovery, and service from local to global communities.

  • Social Sciences We do the science of society. We focus on some of the most pressing and important issues of our time (most of the time). We do things a little bit differently, and we make a big difference.

  • Preuss School The Preuss School at UC San Diego is a unique charter middle and high school for low-income scholars and generates first generation college students with a nearly 100% college acceptance rate. Recognized as the best high school in the county by U.S. News & World Report, Preuss School empowers scholars, elevates families and transforms communities.