Assistant Professor Tenure Track Colorado State University

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 31 Oct 2023

Faculty Position in Data Science

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Colorado State University


Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. We seek applicants whose research programs address fundamental questions at the interface of Biochemistry or Molecular Biology and Data Science. Of particular interest are researchers developing innovative computational tools and quantitative approaches to improve biological understanding in areas potentially including but not limited to: cell state and signaling; genomic, proteomic, or metabolomic analyses and/or predictions; biological network architecture and information processing; molecular and/or multiscale data-driven modeling; cellular or organismal dynamics; or biological image acquisition and analysis. Applicants are sought whose work will synergize with existing programs within the department, in areas that include cell division and intracellular trafficking, chromatin structure/function, transcription, DNA replication, protein folding, structure, and function, neurobiology, and virology, as well as other programs in the areas of data acquisition, engineering, analysis, and visualization.  The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is highly collaborative with the potential for the candidate to integrate into partnerships or teams of colleagues working on projects of mutual intellectual interests. Applicants utilizing computational methods with or without wet lab approaches will be considered. This position is part of a college-wide initiative to cluster hire in the Data Sciences.


The successful hire is expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized, externally-funded research program with a focus in the general areas of biochemistry and molecular biology, and data sciences. The hire will participate in undergraduate and graduate education, and provide service through departmental, college, and university committees, as well as external service to the profession. The position requires a firm commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.



•A Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a discipline of biochemistry, molecular biology, data science, mathematics, computer science, or a closely related field

•A portfolio of publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, including publications in the last five years

•Demonstrated potential for university level teaching

•Demonstrated potential for securing and sustaining competitively funded research


Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship and should have biochemistry and molecular biology and/or data science research experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Candidates should exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach distance education and conventional courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Candidates should demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession, and/or inclusion activities. Candidates whose scholarly interests are demonstrated to align with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and CSU’s institutional strengths are strongly preferred. Candidates should demonstrate potential for service to the department. Candidates should exhibit strong potential to secure external funding.

Employment Conditions

The position is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Funds are available to provide an appropriate start-up package. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.

Application Procedures

Applicants should upload by October 31, 2023 a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of research accomplishments and future plans; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; and in alignment with the CSU principles of community (, all candidates are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity. The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals. For more information about how our college is working to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and action, please see our website ( The applicant will also provide the names and contact information of three individuals qualified to assess their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested via email from referees upon submission of an application and the letters must be submitted on-line. Applications will be accepted and may be considered past the full-consideration deadline until the position is filled. For further information regarding this position, consult the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website ( or email the search chair at To view the full posting announcement and apply, visit .

The search committee will identify a pool of semifinalist candidates from the qualified applicant pool. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review and discussion by the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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