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The Department of Biology ( at the University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cell Biology, to begin in the fall of 2018. The most successful candidates will have multidisciplinary expertise using imaging, genetic and biochemical approaches to study fundamental processes of cell biology. Biologists specializing on cellular processes of the nervous system are particularly encouraged to apply.  All applicants are expected to: 1) hold a Ph.D. degree in cell biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, or a related discipline; 2) have two or more years of postdoctoral experience; 3) develop a competitively funded research program; 4) teach undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from general biology to an area of the candidate’s expertise; and 5) mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate master's and doctoral students, in addition to professional contributions and service.  The UVM Biology Department is a broad, basic science department whose faculty members’ research spans a range of core disciplines including biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, ecology and evolution.


Candidates must apply online at  Search for the position using department name (Biology) only. Include a curriculum vitae, two representative publications, a statement of research focus, a teaching statement describing approach, philosophy and interests, and the contact information of three references. The reference providers will be emailed information to upload their letters.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  Applications from women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Founded in 1791, UVM is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. The University is located in Burlington, Vermont, also rated as one of the best small cities in America. The greater Burlington area has a population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington and the surrounding area provide an environment rich in cultural and recreational activities for individuals and families.

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