Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Location
Reno, Nevada, USA
Salary
$50,000-$120,000 depending on experience and compensation grade + benefits
Posted
December 15 2020
Ref
#R0123097
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks to fill a vacancy within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of arthropod vectors and associated pathogens (Search #R0123097). The Department is currently expanding its research base and is seeking researchers whose expertise complements existing strengths in arthropod vectors and associated pathogens. We are especially interested in outstanding Biochemists, Molecular Biologists, or Biotechnologists. Candidates must demonstrate the capability to develop a high-impact, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program as well as excellence in teaching and service. There is no teaching experience requirement in year one to allow the opportunity to establish a research program.

As a member of the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the candidate will have abundant opportunities to interact with existing faculty members to establish, utilize, and integrate cutting-edge approaches for research, instruction, engagement, and outreach. Candidates must also be able to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral scholars.

Required Qualifications

A PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience and expertise in the areas of protein biochemistry, protein metabolism, proteomics, protein structure and function, and metabolic regulation.  It is preferred that individuals will have a record of research interests related to arthropods of medical or agricultural importance, and/or arthropod-pathogen interactions. However, excellent researchers using model insects, beneficial, and/or invasive species will also be considered. The position requires a minimum of two years of Postdoctoral training.


Compensation Grade
Assistant Professor

Department Information

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is one of four departments within the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources. The department has approximately 400 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, and 17 faculty members with areas of emphasis in arthropods, human health, and plants. The department has access to modern facilities including cores for Genomics, Proteomics, Bioinformatics, and Imaging.

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Contact Information

Dr. Monika Gulia-Nuss (775) 682-7333, mgulianuss@unr.edu

Applications must be submitted online by visiting:

https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor-Biochemistry---Molecular-Biology--Arthropods_R0123097

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) A statement of research interests and vision of future research (no more than 3 pages)

5) A teaching statement (no more than 1 page)

6) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.

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