Assistant Professor, Cell Biology

USA, Colorado, Denver
Sep 14, 2017
University of
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology including biophysics, neuroscience, cell signaling, and developmental biology, and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) or Integrated Sciences (B.A.). A concentration in Cognitive Neurosciences (B.A./B.S.) is also offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology. At the graduate level the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. with a research emphasis in either of the two research emphases described above. The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Denver has been expanding our Molecular Life Sciences Initiative with 15 tenure-track hires in recent years. The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2018. We are seeking candidates with research interests in any area of cell biology. Information on Departmental programs can be found at Successful applicants will also be eligible to participate in the interdepartmental Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Ph.D. program

Position Summary

The successful candidate will develop an extramurally funded research program, will supervise Ph.D. and M.S. students and undergraduate research projects and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise. We are especially interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in an appropriate field.

Application Deadline

The review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Applicants must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online with a cover letter and resume will be accepted. Once within the job description online, scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. If you have questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Scott Nichols at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research Interests Statement
  3. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  4. Two recent publications
  5. At least three recommenders should email letters of reference to: Cell Biology Faculty Search Committee, University of Denver, Department of Biological Sciences at

Note: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.