Assistant Professor in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Assistant Professor in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor who will complement our existing research strengths by developing a thriving, extramurally-funded research program. Candidates whose expertise includes cell signaling, mechanisms of differentiation, cell and/or tissue interactions and who work in non-mammalian model systems, including plants, are encouraged to apply. Those whose research is driven largely by questions drawn from an applied medical perspective are less likely to be a good match for this position.

We seek a teacher-scholar with a strong commitment to engaging students both in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate, MS, and Ph.D. levels.  Teaching loads are consistent with our high expectations for research. The successful candidate will teach a cellular or molecular biology course with opportunities to develop an additional course in their area of interest.

Opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers from the Biology and other departments, including the WFU Center for Molecular Signaling, the WFU Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, the Wake Health Center for Redox Biology and Medicine and the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Review of applications will begin on October 11.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and separate statements of research interest and teaching philosophy with each statement no more than 5 pages in length. All documents should be compiled as a single PDF file and submitted when applying for the position.

Applicants should have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Cara Davis, Administrative Assistant, via email. Direct questions about the position should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Erik Johnson, Professor of Biology at

To apply, and/or see more information, please visit the following link: WFU Human Resources.
All applications must be submitted through WFU Human Resources for consideration.