Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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Iowa State University (ISU) seeks candidates for two tenure-track positions in forefront areas of structural biology and biophysics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, cryo-EM and single particle imaging techniques, solid-state and solution magnetic resonance spectroscopies, optical and single molecule studies, diffraction methods, and theoretical approaches. This position interfaces with ISU's initiatives in human, animal, and plant health, and provides generous start-up funds. The Assistant Professor will be affiliated with the Departments of Physics & Astronomy (, Chemistry (, and/or Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (

Further information about the physical and life sciences at ISU may be found at the sites above and at,,, and

Required Qualifications

PhD in the physical or biological sciences
Evidence of publications in well-regarded journals
Demonstrated interest to establish a program of extramurally-funded research
Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to lead a strong research program in Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry, and/or Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology.


Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions

The guaranteed consideration date for this position has been extended to 12/31/2012.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for at least three references including mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.
4) Statement regarding teaching philosophy and specific interests as they relate to this position. (Attach as Statement of Teaching and/or Research Interests)
5) Summary of prior research- 2 pages (Attach as Other Documents)
6) Concise description of future research plans (Attach as Other Documents)

In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to or sent to Structural Biology and Biophysics Faculty Search, Physics and Astronomy Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Gloria Oberender, or call 515-294-5441.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

ISU is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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