Faculty Position

Burlington, Vermont (US)
See job description.
September 17 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at the University of Vermont seeks an Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, with expertise in the cytoskeleton, molecular motors or contractile systems, although Associate and Full Professor candidates will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded research program that complements ongoing, highly collaborative research programs to understand the molecular control and basis of diverse motile and contractile systems, which use cell / molecular biology, single molecule biophysics, muscle mechanics, and proteomics (http://physioweb.uvm.edu/). Emphasis on mechanisms that govern cellular function through studies at the cell and organismal level is desirable.

The candidate also must be willing to teach in a medical and graduate school setting. Start-up funds will be competitive. The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts.

Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. https://www.uvm.edu/president/our-common-ground

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Interested candidates must apply online at: https://www.uvmjobs.com under Position No 00025354. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Include a CV, research plan, teaching and diversity statements, and the names and email addresses of three references. After the initial review of applications, references may be contacted to submit their letters directly to the Search Committee. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to: Dr. Robert Low, Univ. Vermont, Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Health Science Research Facility, 149 Beaumont Avenue, Burlington, VT 05405-0075 USA. or via email at: Robert.Low@med.uvm.edu.