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Assistant Professor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Faculty position at the assistant professor level. We seek to hire outstanding scientists that complement the department’s strengths in molecular, cellular or developmental biology.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur “Genius Award” winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology conducts research and trains undergraduate, graduate and post-doctorate professional in science of genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology and cell biology.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a creative and innovative research program, to attract external funding, to provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, and to teach MCDB courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Ph.D., post-doctoral research experience of at least 36 months and a strong publication record are required. Ph.D. field of study: Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Computational Biology

What You Should Know

  • Anticipated start date will be Fall 2022 Semester commencing in August 2022.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer

  • The 9-month salary range for this position is $96,000 - $98,000.
  • Relocation assistance will be available for qualified candidates.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be encouraged. Be flexible. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Experience of at least 36 months, and a strong publication record. Ph.D. field of study: Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Computational Biology.

What You Will Need

A compelling research program, projects competitive for private and federal funding, and leadership skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

Candidates with a strong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV.
  2. Cover Letter that addresses the reasons why you are interested in joining the MCD-Biology department at CU Boulder.
  3. Transcripts/Proof of Degree.
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy: 1 page required.
  5. Statement of Research Philosophy: 1-3 pages required.
  6. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: 1-2 pages required.
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references who will be contacted to provide letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. For full consideration, please apply by December 31, 2021.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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