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University of Arizona
Tucson Arizona
Outstanding benefits-health, dental & vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability options.
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Cancer Research
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Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) at the University of Arizona, partnering with the U. Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for appointment with competitive, rank-matched startup support in the fall of 2023. We seek candidates who are addressing important and challenging problems in cancer biology, broadly defined, including but not limited to inflammation, microenvironment/immune system, genome instability, metastasis, cancer genetics and/or computational biology, aligning with university strategic priorities.

The successful candidate will interact with a rich and vibrant scientific community, including the Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute, Arizona Center on Aging, BIO5 Institute, Data Science Institute, and new initiatives in single-cell immunomics and artificial intelligence. We expect the successful candidate to develop an innovative research program, attract external funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, and teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level. A Ph.D., post-doctoral research experience and a strong publication record are required. For hiring at the associate professor level, strong extramural funding and evidence of a robust research program are required. Regardless of discipline, our selection criterion will be scientific excellence, and the successful candidate is expected to support the department’s efforts for diversity and inclusiveness.

To apply, please submit an online application at:

Search Open positions for req11078, and upload the following items to your application: 

  • Cover Letter with a description of research focus, teaching experience and overall fit for this search (1 page max.)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement with a description of significant research accomplishments and a plan for future research (4 pages max.)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy (2 pages max.)
  • Diversity Statement with a description of experience in working with diverse students, diversifying a department, or demonstrating success in increasing a sense of academic inclusiveness (1 page max.)
  • Contact information for a minimum of three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Arizona offers outstanding benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more.  

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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