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Assistant Professor, Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Cleveland State University
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Cleveland State University

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

Position Description: The Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor Position beginning August 22, 2022. This position will complement existing strengths in cellular and molecular biology research and our doctoral program, offered jointly with the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Biomedical researchers in the department maintain active research program funded by major federal and foundation grants. We seek candidates working on important biological problems at the cellular and molecular level, with emphasis on computational/bioinformatics and structural analysis of complex biological systems. Applicants accepted for the position are eligible for membership in CSU’s Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD).  

CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student-focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all. Salary commensurate with qualifications and competitive startup funds will be provided.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field, a minimum of 3 years of post-doctoral experience, a record of publications in peer-reviewed high-impact journals, demonstrated potential for excellence in research and teaching, and be supported by a current major extramural grant.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates who best match the position description will have a research agenda focusing on computational/bioinformatics and structural analysis of complex biological systems and have a successful history of receiving extramural funding. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or service to the excellence of the academic community.  

The application will be accepted exclusively online at For full consideration, applicants must upload the following (1) a cover letter describing how you satisfy the minimum and preferred qualifications; (2) your curriculum vitae; (3) a description of research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; (5) three representative publications; and (6) Diversity is extremely important to CSU. In your cover letter, please explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s diverse community. If you have not had the opportunity for such experience, explain how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban-serving university. During the online application process, applicants will be asked to provide names and contact information (including email addresses) for three referees. Each of them will be asked to upload a letter using a link emailed to them. Preference will be given to applications submitted by February 1st, 2022.  Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. For any questions, please contact Dr. Girish Shukla at

Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expressions, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. 

Applications will be exclusively accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

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