ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Molecular and Cellular Biology

Position No.  0050238. The Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College at Southern Methodist University is under expansion, with plans to fill five junior and senior faculty positions in the next 5 years.  The Department currently invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  Applicants should have a Ph.D., postdoctoral experience, and a record of research excellence.  Preference will be given to individuals with potential to interact with current faculty in the areas of aging, cancer biology, epigenetics, infectious diseases, neurobiology, or structural biochemistry.  Individuals utilizing systems biology approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be expected to develop a strong extramurally funded research program. Competitive start-up funds and generous lab space in the Dedman Life Sciences Building will be offered.  The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.  For a more complete description of our program and facilities, please see our website at

Candidates should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Rick Jones, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX  75275-0376 by email to:

Position begins fall semester 2015. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by August 31, 2014, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


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