The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia invites applications for a continuing, 10-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track, research-focused) to begin August 15, 2021. The Department is primarily interested in candidates with expertise in Molecular Virology and Immunology. Related interests may include Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Epidemiology.
The department consists of 21 full-time faculty and 4 staff. There are ~300 undergraduates in the department with majors divided among BS programs in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Science, Medical Laboratory Science, and Microbiology. Approximately 65 full- and part-time graduate students are enrolled in the MS programs in Cell Biology & Biotechnology, the PhD program in Cell & Molecular Biology, and the graduate certificate in Brewing Science. The successful candidate will find that the department is supportive of professional growth and provides opportunities to pursue scholarly activity and to participate in graduate education.
The candidate will have a Ph.D. in Virology, Immunology or related fields and have demonstrated research success, funding potential, and teaching experience. The candidate should have a commitment to involving undergraduate and graduate trainees in his/her research program. In addition to establishing a well-funded research program, the selected candidate will also be expected to teach both didactic and laboratory courses in virology, immunology and courses related to the candidate’s specific area of expertise. Other expectations include student advising, service on departmental, college, and university committees as well as engagement in scholarly activity.
The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.
To be considered for review, a candidate must submit four elements as discrete PDFs:
Cover letter emphasizing how his/her expertise will enhance the department
Narrative that addresses proposed research program
Statement of teaching philosophy
Contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application process.
When applying to this position, on the “My Experience Page” and under the “Resume/CV” heading where it is indicated to “Upload a File” please attach all the required documents separately and then click the upload button.
Preference will be given to applications received before November 6th, 2020.
USciences values and supports a diverse and inclusive place to learn and work. Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: R529
About University of the Sciences
The University/College: University of the Sciences is located in the University City district of Philadelphia. This diverse area is home to two major research universities, an academic healthcare system, and world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Veterans Administration hospital. These provide a rich variety of clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. The campus is minutes from the culturally vibrant city center of Philadelphia. University of the Sciences is internationally recognized for its unique range of life science and health science majors within the University.