Virginia Tech — Faculty Position in Cell and Molecular Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences ( at Virginia Tech is seeking to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of Cell and Molecular Biology. We welcome applicants whose research addresses fundamental cell and/or molecular biology questions, regardless of experimental model and/or type of experimental approaches (including computational) used.

Applicants must have extensive research experience and training, including a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or a related field) and postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a productive, internationally-recognized research program that generates peer-reviewed scholarship and is supported by extramural funding, and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities include continued development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, including participation in national and international conferences; curriculum development; involvement in department, college, and university governance; and professional service.

Applications must be submitted online at and should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a summary of research experience and future plans (max. three pages), (4) one publication that is most representative of the applicant’s key scientific and experimental accomplishments to date, (5) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (max. two pages), and (6) a diversity statement (max. two pages; click here for details). Applicants should also provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on September 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Later in the hiring process, the successful applicant must provide an official transcript and pass a criminal background check.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231- 2010. Anyone desiring accommodation should notify Ms. Dreama Price (, Department of Biological Sciences, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120. Requests for further information should be directed to Professor Daniela Cimini (, chair of the search committee.