The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in areas providing insights into mechanisms of human disease. The successful applicant will set up an experimental laboratory and interact with faculty whose interests span the fields of ecology and evolution, cell and molecular biology, development, neurobiology, and computational biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience in a relevant area of research and have published in recognized peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise doctoral-level graduate students, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.
UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through its Meyerhoff Scholar http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/ and Graduate Fellows programs (http://meyerhoffgrad.umbc.edu/), two of the most innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in Biological Sciences, our faculty play a leading role in mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in STEM. The Department of Biological Sciences is a premier research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs (http://biology.umbc.edu). Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree when the term of appointment commences (August 17, 2018).
Application Instructions: to apply, please visit apply.interfolio.com/45621
Deadline: Full consideration will be given to those applicants who submit all materials to apply.interfolio.com/45621 by December 1, 2017. A complete submission will consist of:
Three Letters of Reference
Statement of Proposed Research Plan (2-3 pages)
Personal Statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity efforts and the mission of UMBC, and why you should be selected for this position (1-3 pages)
Teaching Statement (1-2 pages)
Questions regarding the program may be addressed to: Dr. Charles Bieberich, firstname.lastname@example.org, however all application materials MUST be submitted through Interfolio.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineeri...ng, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.