University of Virginia — Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology

The University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the highly interdisciplinary Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences. We seek applicants whose research addresses fundamental problems in developmental biology, including regeneration and homeostasis, or bridges topics in developmental biology with other disciplines, potentially complementing existing strengths within the Department. Both traditional and non-traditional experimental models are welcome. The Department of Biology provides state of the art facilities in a collaborative environment, further enhanced by close ties to Schools of Medicine, Data Science, and Engineering. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a rigorous, independent, and externally funded research program and to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds and faculty who value diversity and are passionate about having a positive impact on society and the world. The position will begin in August, 2022.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and post-doctoral research experience. A successful applicant will also have research accomplishments and plans of outstanding quality and significance, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Enthusiasm for participating in a diverse, collegial, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment is strongly preferred.

**Deadline for receipt of applications is December 3, 2021.***
Apply online at , complete the application, and upload to the resume box a SINGLE PDF, containing the following components in order:

  1. Cover letter that succinctly highlights your most significant research accomplishments, experiences, and qualifications.
  2. CV that includes contact information for three references.
  3. A research statement that includes your vision for your research program at the university (≤ 3 pages).
  4. A statement on teaching and scientific mentoring that details your experience and goals.
  5. A statement that describes your demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work (teaching, research, and service).

**Applications that do not have all the required components will not receive full consideration.***

For questions regarding the position, please contact search chair David M. Parichy, Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at

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