Assistant Professor in Translational Life Sciences

Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Competitive salary, benefits and start-up package.
September 07 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) anticipates hiring a tenure-track Assistant Professor starting Fall 2019 for a position in translational life sciences. The successful applicant will set up an experimental laboratory focusing on basic biological processes, preferably with relevance to human health or disease, and will interact with faculty whose interests span the range from genomics and molecular genetics to evolution and behavior. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience in a relevant area of research and have published in recognized peer-reviewed journals. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise doctoral-level graduate students, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.

The successful candidate’s teaching and research program will be on the UMBC campus, but will join UMBC at the inauguration of the Translational Life Sciences and Technology (TLST) Program (, a unique degree program designed to train students for careers in biotechnology. The program was developed in collaboration with Montgomery College (MC) with students completing their Associates degree at MC and their BS at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). USG is in the Montgomery County biotechnology corridor which includes federal scientific agencies and over 300 biotechnology businesses. The successful candidate will provide expertise to support the program.

UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through its Meyerhoff Scholar and Graduate Fellows programs (, two of the most innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in Biological Sciences, our faculty play a leading role in mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in STEM. The Department of Biological Sciences is a premier research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs ( Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and the potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences (August 17, 2019).

Application Instructions: to apply for position, please visit

Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials by October 15, 2018. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete submission will consist of:

  1. Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Three Letters of Reference Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages) A Personal Statement of your demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education and why you should be selected for the position (1-3 Pages) Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1-2 pages)

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. Stephen Miller,, however all application materials MUST be submitted through Interfolio.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.

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