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|Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Maryland College Park invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) from outstanding early-career scientists. The Department is particularly interested in candidates investigating molecular, genetic, or cellular mechanisms integral for adaptation to biotic and abiotic environmental stresses, particularly those relevant to a changing climate, using plants as a model system and applying state-of-the-art genetic and genomic approaches.
The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain a cutting-edge, externally-funded research program that synergizes with existing core groups in the department, including plant biology, algae evolution, genomics and gene regulation, RNA structure and function, cell biology, host-pathogen interactions, microbiology and virology. The appointed candidate will also participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching in the conceptual area of genetics. Applicants must have a doctorate degree in a relevant area, an outstanding publication record commensurate with their experience, and a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Because the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting inclusion across campus, application materials should address how the candidate will contribute to fostering a diverse and inclusive community.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Jose Feijo, chair of the faculty search committee.
Applications should consist of a single PDF file containing (1) a cover letter, (2)
curriculum vitae, (3) summary of research plans (maximum two pages) and teaching
philosophy (one page), (4) Diversity and Inclusivity Statement and (5) contact
information for at least three references.
Complete applications should be received by December 15, 2024 for best consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled.