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Colorado State University Assistant or Associate Professor in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Posting Number 202000210F

Proposed Annual Salary Range 82,000 - 105,000

Position Type Faculty

Work Hours/Week 40

Description of Work Unit

The Department is home to over 350 undergraduate majors, 40 graduate students, 30 postdoctoral fellows and research associates, and 17 regular faculty members. The regular faculty currently generates over $6,000,000 per year in total research funding. The faculty is further strengthened by a group of instructors who teach the service courses to non-majors, two active emeritus faculty, seven research faculty, and joint faculty appointments from Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. The Department is a designated University Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence, and most BMB faculty members participate in one or more of the interdisciplinary graduate programs [Cell and Molecular Biology / Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience / Biomedical Engineering]. The Department is housed in the Molecular and Radiological Biosciences Building, which it shares with the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, and is expanding into newly acquired space in the Anatomy/Zoology Building.

The Department houses well-equipped general instrumentation rooms with high speed and ultracentrifuges, a fully equipped Protein Expression and Purification laboratory (http://www.histonesource.com), and a baculovirus/insect cell culture/protein expression facility. For structural and biophysical studies, the Department has an in-house Rigaku MicroMax-003 / Pilatus 200K based X-ray diffraction system, a membership in the MBC synchrotron beamline 4.2.2 at ALS (Berkeley), and a dedicated crystallization room with an Art Robbins Gryphon crystallization robot. For solution-state analysis, circular dichroic spectrophotometer, ITC and DSC calorimeters, AVIV ATF-105 fluorescence spectrometer, Bio-Logic MOS-500/SFM-4000 stopped flow and QFM-4000 quench flow instruments, and a Beckman XL-I analytical ultracentrifuge are available through shared instrumentation and individual laboratories.

General shared equipment within the department includes a GE Typhoon FLA 9500 biomolecular laser scanner capable of quantitative, high-resolution, visible and infrared fluorescence imaging of multifluorescent, chemifluorescent, radioisotope labeled, and colorimetric samples. We operate a LiCOR Odyssey CLx infrared imaging system with two-channel IR fluorescence direct detection, high sensitivity, and quantification capability. The system can be used for Western blots, EMSA, protein arrays, In-Cell and On-Cell Westerns, in vivo imaging, colorimetric protein gel imaging, DNA gel imaging, and tissue section analysis. A GE ImageQuant LAS 500 cooled CCD imager for imaging of chemiluminescent Western blots, fluorescent protein and DNA gel stains, and white light imaging of colorimetric stains and markers. Additional information about the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, our faculty, research interests, facilities and instrumentation, can be found at https://www.bmb.colostate.edu/.

The Department houses a spinning disk confocal microscope on an Olympus IX83 fully automated ZDC base, equipped with a phasor photoablation / activation / conversion system for intracellular molecular dynamics, a Nikon Eclipse Ti with Perfect Focus equipped for TIRF microscopy and super-resolution microscopy (PALM, STORM). These are complemented by a Keyence All-In-One Fluorescence/Brightfield microscope with an enclosed stage, stage incubator, and many adapters that offers great speed and flexibility for many cell biological and high-throughput types of analysis. In nearby buildings are two Zeiss laser scanning confocal microscopes and a JEOL1400 transmission electron microscope with digital cameras and a tomography stage for imaging biological samples.

University-sponsored facilities house several mass spectrometers for electrospray and MALDI applications including: a Waters Syntapt G2-Si Ionmobility TOF with Waters nanoflow or standard UPLC, a Bruker Daltronic MALDI-TOF, a Thermo Scientific LTQ Orbitrap with nanoLC, two Waters Xevo TQ-S Triple Quadrupole instruments with nanoflow or standard UPLC, a Waters Xevo G2 TOF with UPLC, a Waters Xevo G2 Q-TOF with UPLC, and three Thermo Scientific GC-MS systems including one equipped with a SPME/Headspace/ITEX autosampler. The University also supports a Biacore molecular interaction analysis platform, Affimetrix gene chip array reader, a laser-capture microdissection microscope, and several fluorescence-activated cell sorting/flow cytometers. A Next Generation Sequencing Core has an Illumina NestSeq and an Illumina MiSeq, as well as IonProton and IonTorrent nucleic acid sequencers. Also, the University provides other analytical instrumentation, including NMR spectrometers, laser fluorescence lifetime instrument, a field emission scanning electron microscope and a JEOL JEM-2100F transmission electron microscope for material science applications. More information about these facilities can be found at The ARC Institutional Core: https://www.research.colostate.edu/arc/; The ARC Imaging and Surface Science Center, ISS: https://www.research.colostate.edu/iss/; The ARC Materials and Molecular Analysis Center, MMA: https://www.research.colostate.edu/cif/; The ARC Bioanalysis and Omics Center, BIO: https://www.research.colostate.edu/pmf/. Also available are machine shops for fabrication, an electronics shop, and a central animal care facility.

BMB is one of eight Departments within the College of Natural Sciences (CNS). The College is strongly supportive of collaborative research projects between laboratories both within and external to the Department and College. For example, faculty within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) and Biomedical or Chemical and Biological Engineering share many research interests and have joint grants with faculty in BMB. Other Laboratories and Centers of interest include: The Prion Research Center (Prion Research at CSU); the Rocky Mountain Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RMRBL), which is part of the Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC); CSU Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging (Center for Healthy Aging) and the Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute (Translational Medicine CSU). The recently constructed Research Innovation Center (RIC) provides a rich and diverse environment promoting opportunities for collaboration between the public and private sector.

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes

% Research 40

% Teaching 40

% Service 20

% Administration 0

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 12/07/2020

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 08/16/2021

Position End Date

Position Summary

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. Applications will be considered from individuals with research interests and backgrounds in any area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has outstanding research programs in the areas of gene expression, cellular biochemistry, macromolecular structure & function, neurosciences, cancer and viral biology, and data sciences. This position is part of a plan to broaden departmental expertise in any of these areas.

RESPONSIBILITIES The successful hire at the Associate level is expected to demonstrate evidence of an internationally recognized externally-funded research program with a biochemistry focus. A hire at the Assistant level is expected to develop/maintain such a research program. Either level will participate in undergraduate and graduate education, and provide service through Departmental, College, and University committees, as well as external service to the profession. The position requires a firm commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS The position is a nine-month, tenure-track, academic appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Funds are available to provide an appropriate start-up package. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021.

WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS All faculty are expected to work for the common good of the department and related programs, the college, and the university. Teamwork is critical for success, and faculty must be able to maintain relationships with students, colleagues, and other constituents that are based on professionalism and mutual respect.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Required Job Qualifications

Associate Professor A Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline of biochemistry, molecular biology, or a closely related field More than 5 years of documented teaching experience More than 5 years of research experience as a principal investigator A portfolio of publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, including publications in the last five years The demonstrated ability to secure and sustain competitively funded research

Assistant Professor A Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline of biochemistry, molecular biology, or a closely related field A portfolio of publications in peer reviewed scientific journals, including publications in the last five years Demonstrated the potential for university level teaching Demonstrated the potential for securing and sustaining competitively funded research.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship and should have biochemistry or molecular biology research experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Doctoral and Post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting is a preferred qualification. Candidates should exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach distance education and conventional courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Candidates should demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession, and/or inclusion activities. Candidates whose scholarly interests are demonstrated to align with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and CSU’s institutional strengths are strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should upload by December 7, 2020 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and in alignment with the CSU principles of community (https://diversity.colostate.edu/resources/principles-of-community/), all candidates are required to submit a personal statement on their contributions to diversity, regardless of personal characteristics (uploaded to the Other slot). The purpose of the statement is to identify candidates who have the professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance institutional diversity and equity goals. The applicant will provide the names and contact information of three individuals qualified to assess their ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Letters of recommendation will be automatically requested via email from referees upon submission of an application and the letters must be submitted on-line by December 14, 2020 for full consideration. For further information regarding this position, consult the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website (http://www.bmb.colostate.edu/) or email the search chair at Jeffrey.C.Hansen@colostate.edu.

Applications may be considered until the position is filled. The search committee will identify a pool of semifinalist candidates from the qualified applicant pool. Application materials of semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review and discussion by the faculty of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

•Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Jeffrey.c.hansen@colostate.edu

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research

Duty/Responsibility

This position will focus in any area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has outstanding research programs in the areas of gene expression, cellular biochemistry, macromolecular structure & function, neurosciences, cancer and viral biology, and data sciences. This position is part of a plan to broaden departmental expertise in any of these areas and is expected to develop or maintain an internationally recognized externally-funded research program.

Percentage Of Time 40

Job Duty Category Instruction

Duty/Responsibility

This position will focus in any area of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has outstanding research programs in the areas of gene expression, cellular biochemistry, macromolecular structure & function, neurosciences, cancer and viral biology, and data sciences. This position is part of a plan to broaden departmental expertise in any of these areas and is expected to develop or maintain an internationally recognized externally-funded research program. This position will involve teaching to both undergraduate and graduate students, in the general areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The coursework will involve classroom, online and laboratory teaching, including the training of undergraduate researchers.

Percentage Of Time 40

Job Duty Category Service

Duty/Responsibility

This position will serve on Departmental, College, and University committees as well as external professional service.

Percentage Of Time 20

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Research/Creative Work/Artist Statement

  • Other

Optional Documents

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