Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in Biology
Life Sciences at Georgia State University is experiencing dynamic growth in multiple departments across the University. The Department of Biology is central to this growth, with excellent research programs in cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, and metabolic physiology, and educational programs across the biology spectrum (https://biology.gsu.edu). We invite applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Biology to contribute to this growth. We seek outstanding researchers with expertise in cellular and molecular approaches, systems biology, bioinformatics, and metabolomics to strengthen institutional expertise in microbiology, quantitative biology, and research related to metabolic disorders.
Successful candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in Biology or a closely related discipline. Successful candidates must demonstrate in their research statement their potential for developing a vigorous extramurally funded research program that will synergize with the research strengths in the Departments of Biology mentioned above and have a strong potential for research collaboration across life sciences at GSU. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding, a strong publication record, and experience mentoring and teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
Selected candidates will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate biology classes and sustain a vibrant collaborative externally funded research agenda. A competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a detailed research statement including current and future research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy, a diversity statement that shows the candidate’s aptitude or experience working effectively with diverse student populations, and a list of names and contact information for at least three references to: BiologySearch@gsu.edu. Feel free to contact Dr. Hang Shi with any questions about the position using this email address.
Georgia State is an enterprising R-1 university located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, a vibrant international city in the Southeastern U.S. Recent increases in research expenditures and investments in infrastructure have made the University one of the top research institutions in the nation (https://research.gsu.edu/about/). Our core facilities, animal facilities, a BSL-4 lab, and several BSL-3 labs support ongoing research, and extensive interactions and collaborations with other Departments, Centers, and Institutes foster strong interdisciplinary research at GSU. In 2022, US News and World Report ranked Georgia State as the 2nd most innovative university and had it tied for the number 1 public university for best undergraduate teaching. Georgia State enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and has received national recognition for its innovative approaches to ensuring student success. The university and the department are committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Additional documentation may be requested at a later stage. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.
Georgia State University is an equal opportunity employer. It continues to be the policy of the University to implement affirmative action and equal opportunity for all employees, students, contractors, consultants, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, gender, transgender status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or disability.