Medical & Molecular Sciences, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware (US)
October 15 2018
Health Sciences
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Medical & Molecular Sciences, Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences at the University of Delaware ( seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to join an award-winning faculty at a time of significant growth and expansion for the College of Health Sciences.  We are seeking exceptional candidates with interdisciplinary interests. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in the biological/biochemical sciences, have postdoctoral experience and possess documented evidence of high-quality research productivity.  The individual must demonstrate the potential for external funding and a strong commitment to both research and teaching. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.

The successful candidate is expected to: (1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; (2) train BS, MS, and PhD students; and (3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Candidates whose research utilizes molecular and cellular approaches in studying human health and disease, and are interdisciplinary (physical therapy, nutrition, behavioral, speech-language) in nature are encouraged to apply. The Department currently has several researchers in the areas molecular biology of infectious disease, translational genomics, RNA biology, biochemistry, biophysics and proteomics.

Ranked in the top 1%, nationally, among the best places to study the health professions by College Factual, the College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 150 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. The College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $26 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of cardiovascular health, neurological disorders, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion. There are also numerous collaborative linkages with our clinical partners.

A research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact, UD traces its roots back to 1743. Today, it is a Carnegie R1 Doctoral University (Highest research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), with external funding exceeding $200 million annually. State-assisted, yet privately governed, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution that enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students. Investments in state of the art facilities, such as the Advanced Materials Characterization Lab, the Keck Electron Microscopy Center, the new National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), and the Data Science Initiative provide access to research equipment and comprehensive training and technical support to meet the comprehensive research needs in an interdisciplinary environment. The University’s leadership is committed to greater collaboration among colleges and across disciplines, and recognizes that UD, as a place of intellectual transformation and enlightenment, must be a source for positive change, stimulating faculty, staff, students, alumni and others to make a difference in society.

Delaware actively participates in the NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program (COBRE, INBRE, & CTR), which builds research capacity for basic, clinical, and translational research; faculty development; and infrastructure improvements. The University of Delaware is a founding member of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), a collaboration that engages in partnerships to establish innovative collaborations across medical education and practice; health economics and policy; and population sciences, public health, and biomedical sciences and engineering. Partners across these initiatives include several academic and health care institutions.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. We strongly encourage applications from scholars who are part of under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to, and opportunity in, its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, and supports work-life balance through our family-friendly policies. The University of Delaware is located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and generous start-up funds for research are available.

TO APPLY: Using the Interfolio system at UD,, applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For information contact Virginia Hughes, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair (302-831-3865/

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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