Ivy Chair In Development
Working Title: Ivy Chair In Development
Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty
Department: Department of Biology
Posting Date: 10-28-2015
Ivy Foundation Pratt Distinguished Professorship in Morphogenesis
Department of Biology, University of Virginia
The Department of Biology at the University of Virginia is searching for an exceptional scientist to fill the endowed Ivy Chair in the area of Developmental Biology. The Department of Biology and the School of Medicine have a distinguished history and strong presence in this and related disciplines and the University of Virginia is consistently ranked among the best public universities in the United States.
The Ivy chair was established to enhance the overall strength in modern disciplines associated with Developmental Biology and we expect the holder of the chair to be an intellectual leader in this area with an outstanding record of innovative research, whose interests will complement and synergize with existing strengths in both the Department of Biology and the School of Medicine. The Department of Biology is broadly based with particular strengths in Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Evolution, and together with the school of Medicine we also have a community with extensive interest and strength in regeneration and stem cell biology. We invite applications from scholars who have made significant contributions to Developmental Biology, broadly defined, including those with complementary research foci connected to one of the areas noted above.
This endowed chair will be at the rank of Full Professor with tenure; promotion from the Associate rank will be considered for qualified candidates. In addition to being a distinguished research scientist the successful candidate will have the interest and ability to provide scholarly education to our talented undergraduate and graduate students, and mentor junior faculty.
Additional information about the Biology Department and the Cell and Developmental Biology research groups associated with the School of Medicine Biomedical Sciences Graduate program can be found at www.virginia.edu/biology and http://bims.virginia.edu/research-discipline/cell-developmental-biology/ respectively.
Candidates must apply through [email protected] (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach a cover letter stating interest in the position, along with a CV, statement of research interests and statement of teaching philosophy; search on posting number 0617550. Letters of reference will be discreetly solicited later in the application process.
For further inquiries or referrals, please contact Robert Grainger at [email protected] The search will be carried out with full confidentiality. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 27, 2015, but will continue to review applications until the position is filled.
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to developing diversity in faculty and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
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