Title: Assistant Professor in Cell and Development Biology
About the Job The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) at the University of Minnesota - Twin-Cities has two tenure-track openings at the Assistant Professor level. We seek applicants in the broad area of cellular & developmental biology. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research programs combine approaches from biology and engineering disciplines and utilize emerging technologies to study cellular and developmental processes and how they go awry in disease.
Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, a study of the biophysical mechanisms that guide cell shape change and collective movements during development, metabolic control of developmental processes, matrix-cell interactions during gastrulation or organ formation, and the cell biology of signal transmission and reception in developing systems. Individuals studying systems principles such as self-organization, cellular decision making, or cellular cooperation, as applied to translational medicine (cell therapy, organ development, or understanding the role of tissue structure in disease etiology) are also encouraged to apply.
GCD is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary department with outstanding faculty expertise in genetics, cellular biophysics, and developmental biology. GCD faculty span the Medical School and the College of Biological Sciences and have access to excellent core facilities, an interdisciplinary environment integrated with translational research, engineering and computational expertise, and life sciences research across scales from atoms to organisms. GCD is centered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, which consistently ranks as one of the top places to live in the U.S. and is a hub for biotech and biopharmaceutical companies.
Qualifications Applicants are expected to have an outstanding track-record of academic excellence with the drive to establish strong extramurally-funded research programs, including both independent and collaborative lines of investigation. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. degree and must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota by the start date.
How to Apply Interested candidates should send their CV, a cover letter, research statement (3-5 pages), a statement outlining goals, methods, and assessment of teaching (1 page), a statement demonstrating knowledge and commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion in higher education (1 page), and list of three references through the online portal: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/343523
Informal inquiries to search committee co-chairs Michael O'Connor ([email protected]) and Daniel Schmidt ([email protected]) are welcome. For issues with application submission, please contact Liz Skogerboe ([email protected]). Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.
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Diversity The University recognizes and values the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in supporting the academic mission. The University serves a growing community of diverse students and is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing underrepresented groups and describe their experience and plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research.
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