University of Denver Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Aging and Aging Related Disease in Denver, Colorado

Job Description

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences at the University focuses on two areas of research and teaching; 1) Cell and Molecular Biology including biophysics, intracellular signaling and trafficking, intermolecular interactions, and cell physiology and 2) Ecology, Biodiversity including behavioral ecology, plant-insect interactions, conservation biology, restoration ecology and evolution. The department offers undergraduate majors of study including Biology (B.A./B.S.), Molecular Biology (B.S./B.S.), Ecology and BioDiversity (B.A./B.S.) and Integrated Sciences (B.A.). A concentration in Cognitive Neurosciences (B.A./B.S.) is also offered in conjunction with the Department of Psychology. At the graduate level, the department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with a research emphasis in either of the two areas described above. Additional information on Departmental programs can be found at http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/biologicalsciences/. The Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging (KIHA) brings together key strengths from around campus and the region to address growing needs in Denver and throughout the nation. Designed to address complex problems in depth, the Institute builds on the University of Denver’s dedication to the public good by supporting research and scholarship on aging in a variety of disciplines* *

**Position Summary

The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 1, 2019. We are seeking candidates with research interests directed at cellular and molecular mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases including but not limited to, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Individuals applying advanced cell biology, molecular, and genetic approaches, as well as animal models, are encouraged to apply..

Essential Functions

The successful candidate will develop an extramurally funded research program, will supervise Ph.D. and M.S. students and undergraduate research projects and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of expertise. The candidates research program should augment the research directions in the Department of Biological Sciences http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/biologicalsciences/ The research lab will be housed in the new Knoebel Institute for Healthy Aging https://www.du.edu/knoebel-institute-healthy-aging/index.html and the candidate will have opportunity for interactions within the Institute. The successful candidate will also be eligible to apply for participation in the interdepartmental Molecular and Cellular Biophysics Ph.D. program http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/molecularandcellular/index.html.

The successful candidate will supervise Ph.D. and M.S. students and undergraduate research projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The successful candidate will have research interests that encompass cellular and molecular basis for aging and age-related diseases including but not limited to, neurodegenerative disorders, cancer, and diabetes. Individuals applying advanced cell biology, molecular, and genetic approaches, as well as animal models, are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and post-doctoral experience in an appropriate field.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) November 15, 2018

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Contact Dr. Dan Linseman at Daniel.Linseman@du.edu if you have questions regarding the search.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy
  4. A statement of research interest
  5. Two recent publications
  6. Three recommenders should email letters of reference to: Aging-Biology Faculty Search Committee, University of Denver, Department of Biological Sciences at biology.rec@du.edu .

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action employer and that age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law are not taken into account in any employment decision.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Tracking Code: 005858

Department: NSM-Biological Science (143200)

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular