The Waksman Institute at Rutgers University seeks an outstanding scientist to fill a new faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with a tentative starting date of September 1, 2019. The academic appointment will be in the Division of Life Sciences within the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers. We are seeking individuals with a research interest that complement and expand our existing strengths, which include genetics, developmental biology, neurobiology, reproductive biology, cell biology, epigenetics, gene regulation, genomics, and metabolomics. We are particularly interested in individuals who use invertebrate animal model systems (e.g., Drosophila, C. elegans). The position of Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University has a multitude of responsibilities in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship. Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop a substantial, internationally-recognized, externally-funded program of scholarship that can withstand review from faculty at peer institutions. The Institute expects that tenure track faculty will spend a significant amount of time pursuing and participating in scholarly activities. Candidates are also expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and participate in local and external service activities.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, a demonstrated record of significant research accomplishments and the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator. Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests and plans, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide confidential letters of reference.
SCHOLARSHIP (50%) The Institute relies upon tenure-track faculty for support through extramural funding and for national and international recognition through outstanding scholarship. The Institute expects that individual faculty will pursue the discovery, integration, and application of knowledge in the biological and biomedical sciences. It is also expected that tenure-track faculty will aggressively pursue extramural funding for scholarly activities as well as publish in peer-reviewed journals. Examples of desired Scholarly activities include: 1.Peer-reviewed publications and original research articles 2.Pursuing and/or obtaining extramural funding for scholarly activities 3.Invited presentations at state, regional, national, or international research symposia 4.Systematic review articles 5.Serving as a manuscript reviewer for peer-reviewed publication
TEACHING (30%) This Tenure-track faculty position at the Waksman Institute will have a dual appointment in the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) in the department within the Division of Life Sciences (DLS). Teaching is a primary responsibility for tenure-track faculty in SAS/DLS. Faculty are expected to provide teaching effort consistent with their salary distribution from SAS/DLS, typically 15 didactic lectures during the 9-month academic year. Teaching responsibilities are at the discretion of the SAS/DLS Department Chairs. Specific responsibilities may include. 1.Coordination or Co-coordination of team taught courses 2.Provision of lectures in team taught courses. This responsibility includes providing appropriate exam questions covering the material taught in a timely manner 3.When appropriate, provision of a single instructor course (Serving as coordinator and lecturer)
SERVICE (20%): Tenure-track faculty are expected to provide service to the Institute, their department within DLS, SAS, and the University at large. They are also expected to provide professional, extramural service within their specific scholarly discipline. Responsibilities include: 1.Serving as a member, secretary or other officer on committees within the Institute, their department within DLS, SAS, and the University at large 2.Participation in graduation ceremonies when assigned. 3.Participation in Local, State and National Professional Organizations. 4.Provision of Community service.
Posting Number: 18FA0421
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 72742
About Rutgers University
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