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Assistant Professor

Biology, Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary and benefit package are competitive.
Closing date
Mar 7, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology
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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 ( We invite applications for two tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant 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 Department 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 build or maintain a vibrant collaborative externally funded research agenda and to teach graduate and undergraduate biology classes. 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, and a list of names and contact information for at least three references to: Feel free to contact Dr. Bingzhong Xue ( 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 ( 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 2023, US News and World Report ranked Georgia State in 2nd place for Most Innovative University as well as 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 across the board.

Review of applications will begin on December 11, 2023, 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.

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