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Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor - 30831 Faculty

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Cell & Developmental Biology

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Position #00812856 – Requisition #30831

Job Summary:

We invite applications for faculty positions in the broad areas of cellular biology and developmental neuroscience. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, innovative, and independent research program, and participate in teaching and scientific community involvement. They will join a highly interactive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students, and fellows, who investigate many aspects of cell and developmental biology, including intracellular organelles, inter/intracellular signaling and quantitative cell biology. The neuroscience research in the department includes investigations on taste and smell sensory systems, glial cells, and ion channels.

Work Location:

Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO

Why Join Us:

The cell biology and developmental biology communities at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are diverse. Faculty in several of the basic science departments and multiple clinical departments are actively involved in basic and disease-focused research. Many department faculty members are active in the Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development and the Molecular Biology interdepartmental Ph.D. programs: and, which have approximately 35 and 50 graduate students working in laboratories in basic science and clinical departments.

The neuroscience community at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is equally diverse, with faculty in several basic science and clinical departments. There is a strong interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program:, which has approximately 50 graduate students working in laboratories in basic science and clinical departments.

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is one of six basic science departments in the School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado. New faculty will join a growing enterprise with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities on the Anschutz Medical Campus (please visit This campus opened 20 years ago and continues to build new research and clinical buildings, along with a growing bioscience park.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, or a related field. and first authored publications in notable journals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates should have a strong record of research accomplishments, including history of research funding, preferably with NIH, NSF, or appropriate private postdoctoral funding,

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to establish a vigorous, innovative, and independent research program.

How to Apply:

For full consideration, please submit the following document(s):
    A letter of interest describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position Curriculum vitae / Resume Research Statement (2 pages) Diversity Statement Five professional references, including name, address, phone number (mobile number if appropriate), and email address

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

Questions should be directed to:

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply by October 10, 2023.

Anticipated Pay Range:

The starting salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established as HIRING RANGE:

$105,000 - $125,000.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. This position may be eligible for overtime compensation, depending on the level.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Total Compensation Calculator:

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 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.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions: Diversity Statement

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora Department: U0001 -- Anschutz Med Campus or Denver - 20091 - SOM-Cell and Devopmental Bio

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 8, 2023

Unposting Date: Ongoing Posting Contact Name: Kate Beatty Posting Contact Email: Position Number: 00812856

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