Assistant Professors of Biology (Molecular Genetics and Cancer Biology)

Jackson State University in Mississippi

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 21, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

RCMI-Center for Environmental Health & Department of Biology Assistant Professor Positions

 

Jackson State University (JSU), located in metropolitan Jackson, is the 4th largest state supported institution in Mississippi with an enrollment of approximately 9,300 students. JSU is located in Jackson, the capital city of the State of Mississippi with a population of 400,000 in the metropolitan area. JSU is currently classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of 103 Research Universities with High Research Activities (96 universities with Very High Research Activities). The University is composed of 5 academic colleges. The College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET) consists of nine academic departments (Aerospace Studies; Biology; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mathematics and Statistical Sciences; Physics, Atmospheric and Geoscience; and Technology). In CSET, over 2,000 students are enrolled in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and 124 full-time faculty members are involved in teaching, research and service. The College is poised to become one of the prominent science, engineering, and technology colleges in the country. Funded by the National institutes of Health, the Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI)-Center for Environmental Health (CEH) at JSU was established in 1998. Its overarching goal is to develop a state-of-the-art biomedical research infrastructure to strengthen the biomedical research capabilities of JSU faculty and to provide opportunities for intra- and inter­ institutional biomedical research collaborations. Over the past 15 years, CEH 'has evolved as a "Center of Biomedical Research Excellence" focusing on the integration and application of innovative technologies to address important environmental health and health issues of concern to minority and underserved populations.

 

Cancer Biology Assistant Professor Position

Applications are invited for a tennre-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level at the Department of Biology and the RCMI-CEH at JSU to strengthen its current research focus on environmental health and health disparity diseases that disproportionally impact minority and underserved populations. A Ph.D. in life sciences or related areas, and research experience in the areas of,cancer cell biology, cancer therapeutics, or biomedicine is required. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience in the area of cancer health disparities in

African-American populations. Potential candidates are expected to develop active, externally funded research programs, and provide effective teaching and service to the University community. The starting date is August 15, 2014. The review of applications will start on April 01, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Molecular Genetics Assistant Professor Position

Applications are invited for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level at the Department of Biology and the RCMI-CEH at JSU to strengthen its current research focus on environmental health and health disparity diseases that disproportionally impact minority and underserved populations. A Ph.D. in life sciences or related areas, and research experience in the areas of molecular genetics, genomics, proteomics and/or transcriptomics is required. We are especially interested in candidates who have the academic preparation and expertise to address leading edge questions in environmental health and health disparities through the application of genomics and proteomics approaches in elucidating the key role played by gene-environment interaction in health and disease. Potential candidates are expected to develop active, externally funded research programs, and provide effective teaching and service to the University community. The starting date is August 15, 2014. The review of applications will start on April 01, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Candidates interested in any of the two positions should apply online and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, teaching and research statements, and three reference letters to: https://jsums.peopleadmin.com/.

 

How To Apply

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