Assistant or Associate Professor

Fort Collins, Colorado
82,000 - 105,000
November 09 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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Announcement: Faculty Position Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Colorado State University

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Applications will be considered from individuals with research interests and backgrounds in any area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has outstanding research programs in the areas of gene expression, cellular biochemistry, macromolecular structure & function, neurosciences, cancer and viral biology, and data sciences. This position is part of a plan to broaden departmental expertise in any of these areas.

The successful hire at the Associate level is expected to demonstrate evidence of an internationally recognized externally-funded research program with a biochemistry focus. A hire at the Assistant level is expected to develop/maintain such a research program. Either level will participate in undergraduate and graduate education, and provide service through Departmental, College, and University committees, as well as external service to the profession. The position requires a firm commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and have post-doctoral training in appropriate fields. Candidates should have a strong record of publications and provide evidence of expertise in the broad areas defined above, as demonstrated in part by submission of a research plan describing future projects that will be competitive for external funding.

The position is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Funds are available to provide an appropriate start-up package. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021.

Applicants should upload by December 7, 2020 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and in alignment with the CSU principles of community (, all candidates are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics (uploaded to the Other slot). The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals. The applicant will also provide the names and contact information of three individuals qualified to assess their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested via email from referees upon submission of an application and the letters must be submitted on-line by December 14, 2020 for full consideration. For further information regarding this position, consult the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website ( or email the search chair at To view the full posting announcement and apply, visit 

Applications may be considered until the position is filled. The search committee will identify a pool of semifinalist candidates from the qualified applicant pool. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review and discussion by the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Required Documents
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
4. Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement
5. Diversity statement

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.