Assistant /Associate Professor in the Biology of Disease

Notre Dame
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September 30 2020
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


Assistant /Associate Professor in the Biology of Disease

Location: Notre Dame, Indiana
Open Date: Sep 17, 2020
Deadline: Nov 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description: The Department of Biological Sciences seeks to recruit early to mid-career biologists studying the biology of disease. We will consider applicants who study disease at any level of organization, from the molecular up to population scale.

The successful candidate(s) will be highly productive with either established funding or strong potential to generate a vigorous, externally funded research program. Applicants should possess research programs that complement and synergize with others in the department. Areas of desired expertise include:



  • Vector biology, disease ecology, or epidemiology
  • Virology, parasitology, microbiology, neglected tropical diseases, or immunology
  • Cancer biology, stem cells and regenerative biology, neurobiology, cell and developmental biology, or rare diseases
  • Physiology, or pathophysiology
  • Evolutionary, population, or functional omics

New faculty will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences, and join an integrative and collaborative research community with expertise that spans the breadth of the life sciences. Several faculty have active research partnerships with international field sites and associated research partners, including in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Information on the department and other college faculty and facilities can be found at and Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculty at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend and through the NIH-funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), which is a statewide research partnership between Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame.

The diverse Notre Dame research community is supported by numerous Centers and Institutes including: the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Eck Institute for Global Health, Keck Center for Transgene Research, Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, and Center for Zebrafish Research. Additional facilities to support research include the AAALAC-accredited Freimann Animal Facility, Integrated Imaging Facility, Center for Research Computing, and cores in Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty and successful candidates will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive community and supports the needs of dual-career couples. Female candidates and applicants from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.


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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

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