Assistant Professors in Cell Biology or Neurobiology

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 two tenure-track Assistant Professors starting Fall 2019. Applications are invited for two positions cell biology or neurobiology in mammalian systems. Successful applicants will set up experimental laboratories focusing on basic biological processes with relevance to human 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.

Successful candidates for each position will be provided with a laboratory in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB), a state-of-the-art research building currently under construction and slated to be completed for the Fall semester of 2019. The 130,000 gross square foot building provides flexible and adaptable research and educational spaces to support on-going and future interdisciplinary research and teaching in the life sciences. The facility includes a large vivarium, extensive facilities for tissue culture, and equipment to support an array of modern biochemical, cellular and molecular technologies. The successful applicants will join other biologists from the department who study mammalian systems to occupy new space in the ILSB with the aim of forming a cohesive research team with a variety of distinct but related research foci.

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 November 1, 2018. Application materials will be accepted until the positions are filled.  A complete submission will consist of:

  1. Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Three Letters of Reference Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages)
  2. 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)
  3. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (1-2 pages)

Questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. Michelle Starz-Gaiano,, 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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