The new Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism at the University of Minnesota is seeking up to six new faculty members. Candidates must have a background in the biology of aging and expertise in one or more of the geroscience pillars of aging: metabolism, macromolecular damage, epigenetics, inflammation, stress responses, proteostasis, and/or stem cells and regeneration. All levels of experience are welcome to apply. This position will be for either a tenure track or tenured assistant, associate, or full professor, depending on qualifications and experiences of the selected candidate. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong publication record in aging and will devote >50% of their effort on aging research. Each candidate will have an academic home in a department of the UMN School of Medicine, which will dictate terms for tenure and promotion.
70% Research IBAM expects faculty to develop/maintain an outstanding research program focused at least partially on the biology of aging and metabolism. A diverse array of model organisms are welcome. IBAM faculty will be strongly encouraged to submit grant applications to NIA, AFAR and the Glenn Foundation. Successful candidates will be expected to cover at least 50% of their salaries through external sources of funding and maintain a self-supporting research program.
20% Teaching UMN School of Medicine requires faculty to teach a minimum of 50% of one lecture course per academic year (~20-25 lectures) in the graduate and or medical school. Assignments are determined by academic chairs. In addition, a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduates students is expected. IBAM will develop coursework on the Biology of Aging as well as submitting training grants, and participation is expected.
10% Service IBAM expects members to regularly participate in institute seminars, colloquia, faculty meetings and to serve on committees. Participation in Institutional programmatic grants is expected when appropriate. Academic departments that serve as tenure homes will have additional service requirements.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M. or other advanced degree in a biomedical discipline.
Preferred Qualifications: Track record of independent funding, preferably from NIA.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: · Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
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