Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
The Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) at Iowa State University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2018. GDCB seeks to enhance and build upon existing strengths at ISU, with an emphasis on (i) cellular or developmental processes integral to animal health or disease, especially in genetic model organisms; or (ii) cellular or developmental mechanisms that underpin plant responses to environmental signals and stresses.
Responsibilities include building nationally recognized research programs that compete successfully for extramural funding, advancing the discipline through high-quality publications, mentoring students, and effective teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidates will possess excellent communication and leadership skills and will share the university’s commitment to an inclusive environment that supports world-class diversity.
D. in life sciences or related discipline
Postdoctoral research experience
Published record of high quality research in GDCB fields
Iowa State University is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.
The Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology (GDCB) includes 28 tenure-line faculty, 4 continuing-term lecturer faculty, over 20 research staff and postdoctoral fellows, and 61 graduate students. GDCB researchers produce and share transformational basic and applied research to address the grand challenges of our generation. GDCB contributes to large and successful undergraduate and gr...aduate programs in the basic life sciences and is dedicated to scholarly, evidence-based teaching.
Research excellence in GDCB is advanced by new biological sciences facilities, shared centers for genomics and microscopy (Office of Biotechnology), and a culture of collaboration that supports interdisciplinary research. Opportunities for GDCB researchers to participate in multi-disciplinary teams include the Nanovaccine Institute, the Crop Bioengineering Consortium, and interdepartmental graduate programs.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.