About the Positions

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA)  solicits applications for two faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level, but appointment at a more senior level is possible for applicants with suitable experience. The faculty position will be tenured or tenure track with a university year appointment starting August 28, 2023 or January 1, 2024.

Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program and provide instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students in a diverse, inclusive environment. We welcome applications from outstanding biological scientists in all areas of cell/molecular biology, with emphasis on researchers working in the broad areas of neuroscience and animal physiology. Experimental approaches may include (but are not limited to) genetics, genomics, structural biology, electrophysiology, systems neurobiology, in vivo imaging, and single cell technologies.


You will be asked to upload:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • brief summary of recent research accomplishments
  • statement of future research plans
  • statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • a personal statement that describes your demonstrated commitment to diversity,
    equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement
  • three references

See the online application instructions for details. 

Questions? Contact mcdb-search@umich.edu

Collegiate Fellowship for Postdoctoral Fellows

Highly qualified applicants, including more junior postdoctoral fellows (i.e., PhD conferred in the last five years), are also encouraged to apply directly to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Collegiate Fellowship (LCF) Program (https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid/fellowships-awards/ncid-postdoctoralfellowship.html). This program, aimed at recruiting faculty with outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, provides for an optional fellowship period before transitioning onto the tenure track. Applications for the LCF should be received by September 19; the MCDB Department should be referenced with the application. 


The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Offers for these appointments are contingent on successful completion of a background screening and up-to-date COVID19 proof of vaccinations (see details and exemptions on Campus Blueprint). More detail is available on the application website.