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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware (www.bio.udel.edu) is seeking applications for tenure-track assistant professors from individuals who study important questions in biology and are committed to establishing robust research programs. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to both research and teaching.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; 2) train BS, MS, and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Candidates whose research synergizes with current university research strengths in genomics/metagenomics, microbiology, cellular and developmental biology, cancer biology, cardiovascular biology, ophthalmology, musculoskeletal biology, and/or tissue engineering are encouraged to apply. Faculty will be provided with a competitive salary and start-up package.

The Department of Biological Sciences has outstanding facilities and support, including a vibrant collaborative research and teaching community, and consists of 30 faculty members with research interests ranging from molecular biology, genetics, and developmental biology to cell signaling. The Department graduate program currently has 80 graduate students in its MS/PhD program. The University offers a highly interactive multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art core facilities in bioimaging, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and other areas (www.dbi.udel.edu/resources-and-facilities/core-facilities).

Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs to apply and should carefully read the “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single PDF document that includes: a) a cover letter; b) a statement of current and long-term research plans; c) a statement of teaching philosophy; d) a curriculum vitae; and e) names and contact information for three professional references. Any questions can be directed to Tina Fontana (tfontana@udel.edu ) or to Dr. Salil Lachke (salil@udel.edu), Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Review of applications will begin on receipt and continue until October 7th for full consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.

Supplemental Faculty Positions

The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE routinely has need for short-term contract instructional faculty.

Primary Responsibilities:

In most cases, the incumbent will be responsible for teaching introductory biology courses for either majors or non-majors and participating in the administration of accompanying laboratories which are taught primarily by graduate students. The faculty member must also be available outside of class to help students (office hours). A willingness to utilize active learning strategies in the classroom is desirable.


A Ph.D. degree is required, preferably in a life science field, although individuals with other STEM Ph.Ds. with documented, extensive, life sciences knowledge will be considered. Individuals with prior experience as the primary instructor for college-level biology courses will receive preferential consideration.


These are part-time, non-benefitted positions. Rate of pay is based on level of education and experience.
To apply, email a single PDF file including a cover letter, full curriculum vitae and statement of your teaching interests and philosophy to: Dr. David C. Usher (dusher@udel.edu), Associate Chair, Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

Employment offers will be conditional upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All genders, persons of all racial and ethnic groups, and persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.


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