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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Cell Biology

Biological Sciences
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US)
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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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 outstanding candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Cell Biology, effective August 2024. Eligible applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biology or a directly related field at the time of employment and have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience.

Within a multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment both in the department and across the university, the successful candidate is expected to 1) develop an internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program, 2) participate in the department’s Ph.D. program in biology, and 3) contribute to the department’s excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Research programs in any model system are welcome.

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 5,600 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:

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

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

For additional information contact Dr. Robert Skibbens, Chair, Cell Biology Search Committee at or by mail at 111 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

Review of applications will begin on October 9th, 2023.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Robert Skibbens, Chair, Cell Biology Search Committee

or by mail at:

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

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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 dual-career-assistance-program/dual-career-guidelines.

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