Molecular and Cellular Biology Assistant/Associate Professor

Molecular and Cellular Biology Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for appointment in the fall of 2019. We seek candidates who are addressing important and challenging problems in cell biology, using genetic, molecular, biochemical, synthetic, computational, and/or quantitative microscopy approaches. We seek to hire an outstanding scientist who complements the department’s strengths in molecular, cellular, and systems biology. We expect the successful candidate to develop an innovative research program, attract external funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D., post-doctoral research experience and a strong publication record are required. Regardless of discipline, our principal selection criterion will be scientific excellence.

To apply, please submit an online application for job posting number F21638 at

Please upload the following items to your application:

  • Cover letter describing how your research relates to the focus of this search (1page max)
  • Curriculum Vitae (5 pages max.)
  • Statement of Research with a description of significant research accomplishments and a model-driven plan of future research (4 pages max.)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max.)
  • Contact information for a minimum of three professional references. (The University of Arizona system will solicit letters of recommendation using the information provided. Referees will receive an email request from with instructions).

Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Arizona offers outstanding benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more. 

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.