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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 106226
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: CMNS-Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in the broad areas of cell biology and molecular genetics with particular focus on candidates who are asking fundamental questions in the areas of: microbial metagenomics, metabolomics, epigenetics or ecology; cellular mechanisms of development/single cell fates; or synthetic biology. The appointment may be made at the Assistant Professor level, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a cutting-edge, externally funded research program that synergizes with existing core groups in the department including: microbial pathogenesis, immunology, and virology; genomics and gene regulation; RNA structure and function; computational biology, and plant biology. The appointed candidate will also be committed to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including working with students and groups from underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants must have a doctoral degree, an outstanding publication record, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a doctoral degree, an outstanding publication record, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Close proximity to Washington DC, Baltimore, and the Maryland Biotechnology Corridor facilitates interactions with an extraordinary range of major research institutions such as NIH, NIST, FDA, USDA and IBBR, in addition to providing a rich cultural environment.

Posting Date: 08/16/2017
Closing Date: 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date 10/30/2017
Physical Demands


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  4. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
Optional Documents

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