Assistant Professor

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences ( at Virginia Tech is seeking to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Cell and Molecular Biology. We welcome applicants whose research addresses fundamental cell and/or molecular biology questions, regardless of experimental model and/or type of experimental approaches (including computational) used.

The successful applicant will be expected to establish a productive, internationally-recognized research program that generates peer-reviewed scholarship and is supported by extramural funding, and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities include continued development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including participation in national and international conferences; curriculum development; involvement in department, college, and university governance; and professional service.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have extensive research experience and training, including a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field) and postdoctoral experience. Additionally, applicants must be dedicated to education at the undergraduate and graduate level, committed to teaching a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests and abilities, and sensitive to issues of diversity in the university community.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants whose research aims to achieve mechanistic understanding of fundamental cell and molecular biology processes and who demonstrate a clear understanding of diversity issues.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 13, 2021

Additional Information

Applicants must include the following documents:

(1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a summary of research experience and future plans (max. three pages),
(4) one publication that is most representative of the applicant’s key scientific and experimental
accomplishments to date, (5) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (max. two
pages), and (6) a diversity statement (max. two pages; click here for details ) and 7) contact information for three references.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dreama Price at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 4, 2021
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