Open Faculty Positions

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame has faculty positions open in biological sciences and biophysics


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE BOLER-PARSEGHIAN CENTER FOR RARE AND NEGLECTED DISEASES

The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in rare diseases. This is an endowed, junior chair position in the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases.

We seek outstanding candidates who conduct cutting-edge biomedical research. Prospective candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience with demonstrated research accomplishments. Candidates with research programs in rare diseases including, but not limited to, those in neurobiology, cancer and immunology are encouraged to apply.

Hiring is anticipated at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Biological Sciences. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program in rare diseases. They will have the opportunity to actively engage in the Center for Rare and Neglected Disease’s private-public-partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry, as well as innovative research training that includes mentored graduate and undergraduate scholarship in rare diseases, and other Center initiatives of patient-centered research. The successful candidate will engage in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

A diverse community of Notre Dame researchers is supported by numerous Centers and Institutes including, the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Eck Institute for Global Health, Keck Center for Transgene Research, Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, and Center for Zebrafish Research. Additional facilities to support research include the AAALAC-accredited Freimann Animal Facility, Integrated Imaging Facility, and cores in Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics and Proteomics.

The position includes an attractive salary, a competitive start-up package, and laboratory space tailored to the applicant’s research needs. Information on the center, department and other college faculty and facilities can be found at http://biology.nd.eduhttp://science.nd.edu, and https://crnd.nd.edu. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculties at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.   

Application Instructions

Qualified individuals should send in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference to: apply.interfolio.com/68812. Queries can/may be directed to raredisease@nd.edu.  Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2019, and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration.  The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity.  Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check: This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.


OPEN RANK TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN VECTOR BIOLOGY

The Department of Biological Sciences seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty at an academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor who study the biology of arthropod vectors of human disease or vector-pathogen-host interactions. Individuals with expertise in ecology, behavior, physiology, or evolutionary, population and functional genomics, particularly those with cross-disciplinary and field-based research programs, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidates will be highly productive with an established, or strong potential to establish, a vigorous externally funded research program that complements and synergizes with others in the department and across the University studying pathogen genomics, pathogenesis, disease ecology, epidemiology, and climate change.

New faculty will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences, and join an integrative and collaborative research community with expertise that spans the breadth of the life sciences.  Several faculty have active research partnerships with international field sites and associated research partners, including in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the South Pacific. Department faculty have access to state-of-the-art genomics, bioinformatics, computing, mass spectrometry, proteomics, and imaging cores, specialized BSL-3 containment laboratories, insect rearing and research facilities, and an AAALAC-accredited animal facility. Information on the department and other college faculty and facilities can be found at http://biology.nd.edu and http://science.nd.edu. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with faculty at the adjoining Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive community and supports the needs of dual-career couples. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit in PDF format, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three professional references, 2-page statement of research interests and future research plans, and 2-page statement of teaching philosophy, approach, and experiences, to apply.interfolio.com/68836.  Interested individuals are welcome to contact the search chair, Professor Nora Besansky, at nbesansk@nd.edu.  Review of applications will commence on November 27, 2019, and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check: This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.


BIOPHYSICS

SENIOR-LEVEL FACULTY POSITION IN BIOPHYSICS

 

The University of Notre Dame is actively seeking candidates for a senior-level faculty position in experimental and/or computational biophysics. With major funding from the William & Linda Stavropoulos Family Foundation, the University of Notre Dame is launching an interdisciplinary Center for Biophysics (biophysics.nd.edu). The Center will complement the university’s recent major strategic research investments to create and promote a highly collaborative environment for interdisciplinary research, including a recently-opened 200,000 square-foot molecular sciences research building.

 

The successful candidate should have a distinguished record of accomplishments at the interface of physics and biology, commensurate with appointment as an endowed chair. These include a strong, internationally recognized and extramurally funded research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position includes salary, start-up funding and laboratory space commensurate with level.

 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a confidential letter of inquiry and curriculum vitae to Professor Patricia L. Clark, Chair of the search committee, through Interfolio. To request further information please contact Professor Clark at pclark1@nd.edu or (574) 631-8353. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check: This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.  Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.