Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Cell Biology)

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Tenure-track faculty position
October 21 2019
Job ID 46496
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant Professor, 9 Month Salaried (Cell Biology)

The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the broadly-defined area of Cellular Biology. The Department is interested in individuals using any experimental system, from cultured cells to organismal, to understand fundamental cellular processes using approaches including but not limited to correlative light and electron microscopy, high-resolution light microscopy, live cell imaging, or genomics. Successful candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally-funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education.

Successful candidates for an Assistant Professor rank will possess at a minimum a doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service, and must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. Postdoctoral training in the field of specialization is preferred.

The Department of Biological Science is a diverse and interactive group with 46 tenure-track faculty members in Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Ecology and Evolution graduate programs. Our department includes scientific leaders in cytoskeletal motility, structural biology, epigenetics, chromosome biology, plant biology, virology, and chemical senses. Researchers have access to excellent core resources, including a state-of-the-art imaging facility equipped with a Titan Krios electron microscope, confocals for fixed or live cell imaging, and super-resolution 3D-SIM; flow cytometry and mass spectrometry facilities; a modern BSL3 facility; and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.  For information about Florida State University’s Department of Biological Science, visit our website at

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Hank W. Bass:

This is a faculty position.

Other Information

Florida State University is ranked 18th among public universities by US News & World Report. The university is located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, which is situated in the Big Bend region of the state, an area with diverse and relatively undeveloped habitats. Tallahassee hosts a rich program in the performing arts and athletic events and is close to several state parks, rivers, a National Wildlife Refuge, the largest national forest in Florida, and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

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How to Apply

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Submit your application to (JOB ID 46496). Include as a single PDF file a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements on research, teaching, and diversity. Review of applications will begin on December 2, 2019. This posting will close on December 16, 2019.

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