Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology

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The Department of Biology at Washington University seeks a colleague working in Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  We are interested in candidates who employ innovative approaches to conduct research in one or more of the following areas - biochemical systems, plant science, developmental controls, and/or genome biology. 

The successful candidate will become a part of a dynamic Biology Department at Washington University and will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally recognized research program in the area of biology that complements and enhances the areas of research in the life sciences community at Washington University.  In addition, this person will be expected to contribute significantly to both the undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentoring students and participate fully in departmental, College, and University activities.  Graduate education in life sciences is administered through the Washington University Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) (http://dbbs.wustl.edu/).


Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate area, significant research accomplishments, and a dedication to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.  The successful candidate will provide strengths complementary to other areas of life sciences already represented in Biology and at Washington University.  Extensive opportunities for interdisciplinary research are available within the broader life science community at Washington University and other St. Louis institutions.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the search concludes.  Please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, reprints of three papers, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through Interfolio.  If necessary, hard copy applications can be mailed to the following address:

Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Search Committee
Department of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1137
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

For more information on the Department of Biology, see https://biology.wustl.edu/.