Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

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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. The University offers a highly interactive multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art core facilities in bioimaging, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and other areas ( We also enjoy close relationships and opportunities for innovative clinical and translational collaborations withNemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children ( ,Thomas Jefferson University ( , the School of Veterinary Medicine and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, and others. The campus in Newark, Delaware provides a vibrant college town centrally located along the I-95 corridor between NYC/Philadelphia and Baltimore/Washington, DC, and with easy access to farmland, nature preserves and parks, rivers and the Atlantic beaches.

The College of Arts and Sciences ( at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.

The University of Delaware (, which is centrally located on the I-95 corridor between NYC/Philadelphia and Washington DC/Baltimore, is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin upon receipt, with priority consideration given to applications received by December 1, 2021, although the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants should upload PDF documents for: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research vision statement, teaching and mentoring statement, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. For additional information, please contact Melanie Stille (, administrative assistant, or Dr. Shuo Wei (, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. The University provides assistance to candidates with dual career needs.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. TheUD benefits package ( is one of the best in the nation.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital statu

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Job Posting: JC194866475

Posted On: Oct 14, 2021

Updated On: Dec 06, 2021