Faculty Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cellular Biochemistry and/or Biophysics

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 21 Oct 2023

Position. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Colorado State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applications will be considered from individuals with a background and research interests in studying the molecular mechanisms of cellular functions using cell, organismal and/or in vitro approaches. The Department has outstanding research programs in areas that include the cytoskeleton, cell division, intracellular trafficking, chromatin structure/function, gene regulation, DNA replication, protein folding, neurobiology, and virology. We encourage those studying biological processes using cell biology, imaging, and/or biophysical and structural approaches to apply: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/132105.

Responsibilities. 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, cell biology, and/or biophysics. 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.

Qualifications. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have post-doctoral training in appropriate fields. Candidates should have a strong record of publications and provide evidence of expertise in the broad areas defined above, as demonstrated in part by submission of a research plan describing future projects that will be competitive for 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 16, 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 (https://diversity.colostate.edu/resources/principles-of-community/), all candidates are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics. 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. 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. Applications will be accepted and may be considered past the full-consideration deadline until the position is filled. For further information, feel free to email the search chair at jdeluca@colostate.edu and visit our department webpage: www.bmb.colostate.edu. To view the full posting announcement and apply, visit jobs.colostate.edu/postings/132105.

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.

Required Documents: (1) Curriculum Vitae; (2) Cover Letter; (3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy; (4) Research Statement; and (5) Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Statement

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