Assistant Professor

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut (US)
October 01 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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 Yale University – Assistant Professor

Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date in July 2021. The Department welcomes applications from candidates, particularly those from diverse backgrounds, who investigate any biological system and who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community of scholars. The broad research interests of the MCDB faculty include plant biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, cell biology, computational biology, microbiology, and biotechnology. The department recently relocated to a new state-of-the-art research building with exceptional facilities for carrying out a wide range of experimental investigations. As a department, we are committed to diversifying our faculty and providing a supportive environment for success, and this search will be conducted in the context of that ongoing effort. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative at Yale to advance our academic priorities and expand the diversity and excellence of our faculty. 

At the time of hire, candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline, as well as a proven record of outstanding research that demonstrates originality and self-motivation. Excellent communication skills for research and teaching are necessary. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and uphold our values of equity and inclusion. For more information on MCDB’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit: 

Applicants should create a profile at and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement, a diversity statement (evidence of contributions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, and/or depth of understanding), and up to five papers. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded. Review of applications will begin prior to the Thanksgiving Recess. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 15, 2020. Questions about the position can be submitted to the Search Committee at 

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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