Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

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Job No: 497024
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Biological Sciences, Full Time

Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Sciences ( at the University of Delaware (UD) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor-level position in Musculoskeletal Research that can include, but is not limited to, molecular, cellular, and developmental mechanisms of musculoskeletal structure and function, pathogenesis of musculoskeletal disorders, and/or strategies for therapeutic intervention, and can span a range of length scales from organism to molecule. Candidates using cutting-edge approaches to address fundamental questions in musculoskeletal biology, including cell and developmental biology, cellular biomechanics and biophysics, computational biology and bioinformatics, and physiology, are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will share our vision to be a department that is nationally recognized for high impact research and for delivering an exceptional education across biological sciences. We seek creative individuals who are eager to work in a collaborative environment, have demonstrated research excellence, have the drive to be leaders in their field, and are high-quality teachers and mentors dedicated to incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

Successful applicants will be part of our NIH-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE): the Delaware Center for Musculoskeletal Research (DCMR) ( The DCMR will support multiple new faculty across collaborating departments with opportunities for joint appointments, will provide research infrastructure, and will support faculty success with mentoring and funding opportunities. The University offers a competitive salary and start-up package.


Candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent degree in biology or a related field and postdoctoral experience with significant publications. 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, 4) contribute to departmental committees that support department functions and academic programs. The successful candidate will also participate in contributions to departmental research and teaching workshops, retreats, chalk-talks, seminars, etc.

Biological Sciences AT UD: The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware ( is within the College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1947, faculty in Biology have world class research programs spanning a wide-variety of areas, with strengths in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of human diseases and developmental disorders, using various vertebrate and invertebrate model organisms. UD Biology strives for an inclusive and equitable culture and has ambitious plans to continue growing the faculty and research space. The Department has outstanding facilities and support, including a vibrant collaborative research and teaching community, and consists of 33 faculty and a robust graduate program with around 90 graduate students in the MS/PhD programs.

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Job Posting: 856567

Posted On: Oct 13, 2021

Updated On: Nov 12, 2021