Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Charlottesville, VA

Posted 10/20/2023

The Department of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-eligible faculty position on the Academic Investigator track. Successful applicants will be expected to build and maintain cutting-edge research programs in the areas of cell biology and/or developmental biology, and to participate in our graduate and medical school teaching missions.
Investigators in the Department of Cell Biology are using diverse model systems to address a variety of questions. Current research strengths and interests include membrane trafficking, cytoskeletal dynamics, cell adhesion and motility, cellular homeostasis, mechanotransduction, cell fate specification, morphogenesis and regeneration, developmental genomics, and stem cell models of development and developmental disorders. Candidates working in all areas of cell and developmental biology are encouraged to apply.
UVA is recognized as one of the nation’s top public Universities and boasts a thriving intellectual community. Charlottesville has been voted one of the best places to live in the US, with a vibrant arts and music scene, pristine natural beauty, local wineries and breweries, and small-town charm. UVA actively assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more, visit the dual career website.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree.
Preferred qualifications include a track record of exceptional research accomplishment.  Potential for directing innovative, independent research programs supported with sustained extramural funding will be a key consideration in candidate selection.

Application Instructions

Visit to apply. Complete an application online and attach the following required documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Research statement
  • Contact information for three references

Successful candidates will pass criminal background checks.

For additional information regarding the position, please contact search committee chair Dr. Gordon Laurie, Professor of Cell Biology. For further information regarding the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter.


Last Updated 10/20/2023