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Assistant Professor in Cell Biology (tenure-track)
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 28, 2023
Title Assistant Professor in Cell Biology (tenure-track)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - General

The Department of Biology at Tufts University invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cell Biology to begin September 1, 2024. This faculty member is expected to maintain a vigorous research program aimed at understanding mechanisms of mammalian cell function and how their dysfunction leads to disease and aging. Investigations of cellular processes at larger scales (genome-wide or other types of -omics analyses) would also be of interest. The candidate’s research is expected to complement departmental strengths in using model eukaryotic organisms to study genome function and stability in health and disease, biochemistry of major cellular processes, and cell biology of morphogenesis. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential for extramural funding and the ability to mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to applicants that use state-of-the-art imaging or cell physiology methods.

Instructional duties for the new faculty member will include co-teaching a Cell Biology lab and upper-level courses in Cell Biology, such as Cell Signaling Stem Cell Biology, or Molecular Oncology, depending on their expertise. We seek a candidate that can demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, and to applying equitable pedagogical techniques proven to engage all students and promote their retention in scientific fields.

Tufts University has substantial resources and interdisciplinary initiatives that will synergize with this position, including the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering, the Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Tufts Advanced Microscopic Imaging Center on the Medford campus, the Imaging and Cell Analysis Core at the School of Medicine, and the Data Intensive Studies Center (DISC). 



A Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience in a field related to cell biology is required.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following documents to : cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, and statement of teaching experience and philosophy, which should include approaches to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded directly by recommenders to Interfolio. In addition, submission of 1-3 publications that illustrate the candidate’s research breadth is encouraged. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about this position please contact Geneva Frank at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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