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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Biological Sciences

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology, Physiology
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Wayne State University ( is searching to fill a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the areas of Behavior, Physiology, or Cell Biology with an expected starting date of August 16, 2024. The Department is particularly interested in future leaders who employ systems-based approaches to define molecular, genetic, and physiological processes underlying biological function and disease states.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an outstanding record of research achievement with the promise to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. Candidates are expected to adopt and develop course offerings at the undergraduate and graduate student level, participate in graduate and undergraduate research training, and perform service at the departmental, college, and university level.

Wayne State University is an urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to approximately 24,000 students. Its main campus, located in Midtown Detroit, comprises 100 buildings over 200 acres. In the Department of Biological Sciences, the candidate will complement a highly integrative research community addressing molecular, organismal, and ecological questions with a strong mission in undergraduate and graduate student education.

Applications need to include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 2-page statement of research plans, a 2-page teaching portfolio, and three letters of reference. Applications and inquiries can be sent directly to the Faculty Search Committee: Complete applications submitted by February 23, 2024 will receive full consideration.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Reflecting its location and the excellent reputation of its graduate schools, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities. The Department of Biological Sciences is particularly interested in matching the high representation of undergraduate students of African American and Middle Eastern/North African origin in its faculty and staff composition.

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