Assistant Professor in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Science

Baltimore, Maryland (US)
Salary commensurate with experience.
September 02 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor in the Institute for Basic Biomedical Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences seeks applications for up to four tenure-track positions in the biological discovery sciences with the goal of building faculty diversity and enhancing institutional excellence. A potential start date of July 1, 2022 is anticipated for hires.

Johns Hopkins is one of world’s leading private universities and is home to exciting and innovative research. Learn more about JHU Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences here:

We enthusiastically invite applications from a broad and diverse pool of early career researchers across the basic biomedical sciences for consideration in an open area cluster recruitment. Successful candidates will be invited to join one or more of the following departments: Biological Chemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, Physiology, and Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology.  Resulting hires will be provided with strong financial support and career mentoring to develop a first-class research program. Newly appointed faculty will have diverse opportunities in graduate and medical student teaching and mentorship.

The Hopkins community values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that diversity is an essential component of excellence in all our endeavors. We also recognize that open and equitable access to learning and development opportunities is essential for nurturing our faculty and accomplishing our mission. We seek to foster our values by attracting faculty, students and staff who share the same commitments. Accordingly, we seek candidates for our faculty positions who have a demonstrated commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, lived experience and/or depth of understanding. We support these values by providing financial and in-kind resources to pursue activities that help accelerate achievement of our equity and inclusion goals.

Required Minimum Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent international degree at time of application

Additional Qualifications:

  • Evidence of commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion through previous work, proposed efforts, lived experience, and/or depth of understanding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral research experience
  • Potential for significant impact or contributions in research including development of new lines of inquiry and/or interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to contribute in graduate teaching and mentorship

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until positions are filled. To apply, please go to the following link:

Please direct all questions to: Rajini Rao ( and James Berger (

Applicants should include the following required documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research: a 3-page description of past research accomplishments and proposed research at Hopkins
  • Statement of Teaching and Service: a 1-2 page description of prior teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and future teaching interests, as well as a statement of prior and proposed academic, professional and/or community service experience. NOTE: these may be uploaded as two separate documents if preferred.
  • Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: a 1-2 page statement on your commitment, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities, your lived experience, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired.
  • Publication #1: upload a pdf file of complete publication or an active link
  • Publication #2: upload a pdf file of complete publication or an active link
  • Publication #3: upload a pdf file of complete publication or an active link

As part of the application process, please identify or list one or more preferred departments in your online application.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential.

To apply for this position, visit:

The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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Johns Hopkins requires COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines for all employees. Exceptions to both the COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine may be provided for an approved medical or religious exception. 

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination.  This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing.  Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical.  Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health Office.

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The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

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