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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or Tenured / Tenure-Track Associate Professor faculty position in Regenerative Biology – University of South Carolina

Posted by , on 10 September 2021

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor OR tenured/tenure-track Associate Professor position in any area of Regenerative Biology to begin August 16, 2022. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program that integrates molecular, cellular, and organismal scales of biological organization. We are interested in applicants who will stimulate exciting new collaborations and complement existing research strengths in stem cell and developmental biology, cellular stress, cancer biology, neurobiology, systems biology, evolution, and disease mechanisms.  Applicants using non-traditional model organisms are encouraged to apply.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline. Candidates for Assistant Professor must have at least two years of post-doctoral research experience by the start date of employment and publications in a relevant area of regenerative biology. Candidates for Associate Professor must have at least six years of post-doctoral experience by the start date of employment, a strong publication record, and evidence of successful research grant funding.


The broad diversity of our Department provides opportunities to interact with multiple research groups within Biological Sciences as well as in departments and schools across the UofSC campus. Along with the research expectation, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and will mentor research by undergraduate and graduate students.  Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at


Our department is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage minorities, individuals with disabilities, and other members of underrepresented groups in science to apply. The application deadline is November 30, 2021.  Applicants must apply online at:  Applications must include a complete curriculum vita, a statement of research accomplishments and goals (3 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page), and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Marj Peña, Search Committee Chair at (put “Regenerative Biology Search” in the subject title).


The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,800 Undergraduates, 65 Graduate Students and 50 Faculty from various research areas including Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics, Ecology and Evolution, Marine Biology, Cancer Biology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, and Plant Sciences.  The Department has ready access to core technical support facilities and is complemented by strong research programs in other science departments, the UofSC School of Medicine, the Arnold School of Public Health, the South Carolina School of Pharmacy as well as the Center for Targeted Therapeutics, the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, the School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment, and the UofSC Neuroscience Community.


The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450-degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.


Columbia, SC, enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and has ready access to pristine beaches, lakes, rivers, and mountains. The city hosts historical and cultural attractions, festivals, performing arts and sporting events, parks and outdoor recreation including Congaree National Park and 50,000-acre Lake Murray.


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.



Start date: 16 August 2022

Closing Date: 30 November 2021

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Cell fate control and differentiation, Development and disease, Gene regulation, Growth control, Neural development, Morphogenesis, Organogenesis, Regeneration, Signalling, Stem cells

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Duration: Permanent

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