Assistant Professor Position, (Tenure Track)
The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the broad areas of cell biology and molecular genetics with particular focus on candidates who are asking fundamental questions in the areas of: microbial metagenomics, metabolomics, epigenetics or ecology; cellular mechanisms of development/single cell fates; or synthetic biology. The appointment may be made at the Associate Professor or Professor levels, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a cutting-edge, externally funded research program that synergizes with existing core groups in the department including: microbial pathogenesis, immunology, and virology; genomics and gene regulation; RNA structure and function; computational biology, and plant biology. The appointed candidate will also be committed to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants must have a doctoral degree, an outstanding publication record, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland. Department members actively collaborate with other units on campus and participate in college-wide undergraduate programs and an interdepartmental graduate program. Close proximity to Washington DC, Baltimore, and the Maryland Biotechnology Corridor facilitates interactions with an extraordinary range of major research institutions such as NIH, NIST, FDA, USDA and IBBR, in addition to providing a rich cultural environment.
Applications should be submitted electronically to https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/53971 position number 106226, and addressed to Dr. Caren Chang chair of the faculty search committee. Applications should consist of a PDF file containing (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) summary of research plans (maximum two pages) and teaching philosophy (one page), and (4) contact information for at least three references. Complete applications should be received by November 30, 2017, but will be accepted until the position is filled.
"The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics encourages applications from women, underrepresented minorities and those who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, students and groups are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas."