The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS), College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire (COLSA, UNH) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor of Structural Biochemistry.
We seek an engaged faculty member who demonstrates strong potential to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in Structural Biochemistry, broadly defined. This research should employ biochemical, biophysical, and/or computational approaches to advance the fields of structural biology and cellular biochemistry with focus on signal transduction, developmental biology, synthetic biology, cancer biology and/or cell therapy. A commitment to teaching, service, and the enhancement of diversity and inclusion is also required.
For the successful candidate, the above activities will be bolstered via interactions with several UNH Centers of Excellence. These include the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research; the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies; the University Instrumentation Center housing a 700 MHz Avance NEO solution/solid state NMR spectrometer and other major instrumentation; the Research Computing Center; and the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Graduate student training opportunities are provided through available affiliation with MCBS- administered graduate programs in Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular & Evolutionary Systems Biology.
UNH also offers faculty members in-place resources for developing new research projects and collaborations, strengthening grant writing skills, and obtaining external funding. These include workshops, together with personalized coaching through the Research and Engagement Academy, the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR), NSF ADVANCE (Pathway to Tenure), and the UP-2-NIH programs.
Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities of this position are: 1) Develop a high-impact, externally funded research program in Structural Biochemistry; 2) Provide high quality instruction at all curriculum levels via the teaching of courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the development of a graduate course in the candidateâs specialty; 3) Contribute meaningfully to service at the Department, College, and University levels.
Application Instructions: Applications will be reviewed beginning on November 8th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A start date of August 2022 is anticipated.
The following application materials are required: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae including the names of three professional references; 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy (maximum two pages); 4) research statement (maximum five pages) including an overview of research focus in structural biochemistry and long-term goals on the first page; and 5) a diversity statement (maximum two pages) that articulates your previous experience fostering an equitable and inclusive work environment and how you will apply your experiences moving forward.
For administrative questions related to application submission, please contact Paul Boisselle (email@example.com). For scientific and related questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Krisztina Varga (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For competitive candidates, requirements include 1) a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, biophysical chemistry, or related field; 2) postdoctoral experience (or equivalent); and 3) the demonstrated potential to develop and lead an externally funded research program. The ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of researchers is also essential, as are commitments to undergraduate and graduate education.
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.