Assistant Professor (Cell Molecular Biology)

Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio
Commensurate with experience
January 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Cleveland State University


The Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021. The position will complement existing strengths in cellular and molecular biology research and our doctoral program, offered jointly with the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Biomedical researchers in the department maintain active research programs funded by major federal and foundation grants. We seek candidates working on important biological problems at the cellular and molecular level, with emphasis on computational/bioinformatics and structural analysis of complex biological systems.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and competitive startup funds will be provided. The applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, a minimum of 3 years of post-doctoral experience, a record of publications in peer-reviewed high-impact journals, demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, and be supported by a current major extramural grant. Candidates who best match the position description, will have a research agenda focusing on computational/bioinformatics and structural analysis of complex biological systems, and have a successful history of receiving extramural funding. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or service to the excellence of the academic community. Applicants accepted for the position are eligible for membership in CSU’s Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD).

The application will be accepted exclusively online at For full consideration, applicants must upload a single PDF that includes (1) a cover letter describing how you satisfy the minimum and preferred qualifications; (2) your curriculum vitae; (3) a description of research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and (5) three representative publications. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your cover letter, please explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. If you have not had the opportunity for such experience, explain how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban-serving university. During the online application process, applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information (including email addresses) for three referees. Each of them will be asked to upload a letter using a link emailed to them. Preference will be given to applications submitted by February 26, 2021.

Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. For any questions, please contact

Hiring is contingent on maintaining the existing levels of funding from the state of Ohio.  Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.