Job Opportunity: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Delaware, Newark DE

Rachel Howell
September 19, 2014

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware ( is seeking applications from individuals with expertise in genetics for a Tenure-Track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to education and research.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; 2) train BS, MS and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Candidates whose research synergizes with current departmental and university research strengths in cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genomics/metagenomics, microbiology, ophthalmology, skeletal biology, and/or tissue engineering are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty will be provided with a competitive salary and start-up package.

The Department of Biological Sciences has outstanding facilities and support, including a vibrant collaborative research and teaching com­ munity and consists of 28 faculty members with research interests ranging from molecular biology, genetics, and developmental biology to cell signaling. The Department graduate program currently has 80 graduate students in its MS/PhD program. The University offers a high­ ly interactive multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art core facilities in bioimaging, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and other areas (

Application Instruction
Applicants should and upload:

1. a cover letter;
2. a statement of current and long-term research plans;
3. a concise statement of teaching philosophy;
4. a curriculum vitae; and
5. names and contact information for three professional references.

Any questions can be directed to Tina Fontana ( ) or to Prof. E. Fidelma Boyd (, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Review of applications will begin on receipt with a closing date of October 10th.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, indi­ viduals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at­ tices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not neces­ sarily exclude you from employment.