Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology

Job description

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking qualified applicants at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Developmental Biology. Ideal candidates are those with active research programs and innovative approaches to research problems, successful funding records, experience teaching, and enthusiasm for mentoring a diverse student body.

The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university. The Department of Integrative Biology is housed on the Denver Campus, which is located in vibrant downtown Denver, adjacent to the commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, and city and state government offices. Student housing is available adjacent to campus. The Denver Campus alone has an enrollment of over 15,000 students and a highly diverse student population.

The Biology Major in the Department of Integrative Biology, serving approximately 1200 undergraduates, emphasizes basic knowledge in biology ranging from cell and molecular biology to ecology and evolution, as well as the development of skill sets in the scientific method, critical thinking, and technical writing. The department is on a growth trajectory; it currently has 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 7 full-time instructors. The department has a Ph.D. degree program in Integrative and Systems Biology, as well as a vibrant M.S. program.

CU Denver and the Department of Integrative Biology have a strong commitment to building an inclusive environment for STEM education. CU Denver is a member of The National Science Foundation's Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, and a recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Grant for enhancing equity in STEM education. Our student body of 15,000 is diverse: for our undergraduates, 52% percent are women and 43% are students of color, including 57% of freshman. CU Denver is also listed on G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly Schools" list. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life and is described further at

Job responsibilities:

The successful candidate will establish an independent, externally funded research program involving our students in the area of developmental biology. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose research programs utilize contemporary cellular and molecular approaches in their research program, and who are open to collaboration with existing faculty. Teaching responsibilities could include undergraduate courses in general genetics or developmental biology, as well as upper division or graduate level courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate is also expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.


Required qualifications:

A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field and a strong record of publishing in developmental biology or a related field are required. We encourage scientists with a broad range of research questions and systems to apply. Model systems such as mice, frogs, worms, flies, yeast, or stem cells would be appropriate, and ideally should complement current faculty interests. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to collaborate with faculty members in Integrative Biology and other UCD programs.

Preferred qualifications:

Postdoctoral research, experience applying to national funding agencies, and experience with mentoring students and teaching are highly desirable qualifications.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically only at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11590 Applications must include the following, and should address past efforts and future plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cover letter, research, or teaching statements: 1. A letter of introduction, which addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant. 2. Complete Curriculum Vitae. 3. Research Statement, describing research interests. 4. Teaching Statement, describing philosophy and courses taught and history of mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. 5. The names, email addresses, and daytime phone numbers for four professional references. Review of applications will begin as they are received, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Christopher Phiel: [email protected]

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Denver

Department: D0001 -- Denver Campus - 30093 - CLAS-Biology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Dr. Christopher Phiel

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00673670





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/17/2018
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