Assistant Professor, Biology of Aging

USA, Denver, Colorado
Sep 19, 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 at the University focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology including biophysics, intracellular signaling and trafficking, intermolecular interactions, and cell physiology 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.) and 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. degrees with a research emphasis in either of the two areas described above. Additional information on Departmental programs can be found at The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) brings together key strengths from around campus and the region to address growing needs in Denver and throughout the nation. Designed to address complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on the Universitys dedication to the public good by supporting research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines.

Position Summary

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and 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 that encompass molecular basis for aging and age-related diseases.

Essential Functions

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. The candidates research program should augment the research directions at in the Department and the Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging. The successful candidate will have research interests that encompass molecular basis for aging and age-related diseases including but not limited to, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Individuals applying advanced cell biology, molecular, and genetic approaches, as well as animal models, are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biology or related area.
  • Post-doctoral experience in cell biology or related area.

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. Once within the job description online, scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Dan Linseman at

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of research interests
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy
  5. Two recent publications
  6. At least three recommenders should email letters of reference to: Aging-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.