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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Biological Sciences
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US)
Closing date
Oct 9, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Cell Biology, broadly defined. We seek outstanding applicants studying fundamental processes related to cellular biology, for a position beginning in the Fall, 2023. Research programs in any suitable model system are welcome.   Eligible applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of employment and have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.

Within a multidisciplinary, collaborative research environment in the department and across the university, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, participate in the department’s Ph.D. program in biology, and contribute to the department’s excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. We expect that the successful candidate will have a research program that complements the current research in the department.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia. 

To apply, please submit the following information at

  1. a cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. research statement
  4. teaching statement
  5. a statement of contributions to promote diversity and inclusion, and
  6. have at least three letters of recommendation. 

In addition, applicants may submit an optional statement that outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted their work and professional obligations. 

For additional information contact:

Dr. Kathy Iovine, Chair, Cell Biology Search Committee

or by mail at:

Dr. Kathy Iovine, Chair, Cell Biology Search Committee
Dept. of Biological Sciences
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Go to to apply for this position.

Initial review of applications will begin on October 3rd, 2022. 

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty 

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