Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty Positions in Molecular Cell Biology
The College of Science at Virginia Tech, in support of the University’s strategic plan, is expanding its research presence in Drug Development, Developmental Science, and Systems Biology through interdisciplinary faculty hires across departments (for further information, visit www.science.vt.edu under faculty openings). As part of this initiative, the Department of Biological Sciences anticipates two tenure track positions in Molecular Cell Biology to start in the Fall of 2013 at our Blacksburg, VA campus. Appointment at the assistant professor level is anticipated.
We seek molecular cell biologists whose research interests focus on cell cycle regulation and use a combination of experimental approaches, possibly including model organisms and animal tissue culture systems. Potential areas of interest include cell cycle progression/checkpoints, cell division, cytoskeleton organization, and cell motility. Job requirements include a Ph.D. in appropriate discipline (e.g., Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or a related field) and postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive, internationally-recognized research program supported by extramural funding, and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including travel to professional conferences; curriculum development; participation in department, college, and university governance; and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at http://www.provost.vt.edu) gives a complete description of faculty responsibilities. A competitive start-up package and research space will be provided.
Further information can be found at http://www.biol.vt.edu. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Daniela Cimini, chair of the Molecular Cell Biology search (email@example.com; 540-231-3922). Applications must be submitted online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu(posting #0122435) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan (no more than four pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy (one-two pages). Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be submitted by e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012, and continue until positions are filled.
Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Dr. Cimini or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.