Assistant Professor

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Grand Forks
30 Jan 2023
31 Mar 2023
Health Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

The Department of Biomedical Sciences ( at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Individuals whose research program focuses on the interface of the host-pathogen interaction, e.g. microbial and/or immunological focused, are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will join a group of faculty performing multi-disiplinary research in immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, and epigenerics of health and disease. Preference will be given to candidates whose resedarch has the potential of becoming a full research project for the ongoing NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) in Host-Pathogen Interactions, currently in Phase II focusing on viral, bacterial and parasitic disease conditions. The Department boasts state-of-the art core facilities and research resources developed and supported by three CoBRE grants wsork approximately $50 million over a period of 20 years. The University of North Daktoa is located in Grand Forks, a family-friendly community with excellent public schools and many cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Further information on the local area can be found at

Applicants must have a Ph.D., or MD/Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience and documented research producitivity in the relevant area of research. Department faculty are expected to maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program and contribute to the teaching and service mission of the Department and the School.

Any questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. David Bradley (

Compensation and Appointment

Position: Assistant Professor

Renumberation/Salary: $95,000+/year; Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is a twelve (12) month, tenure track appointment with the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, and 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Job Summary & Responsibilities

  • Develop an independent, extramurally funded research program complementing the current strengths in the Department including host-pathogen interactions, inflammation and immunity.
  • Establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty members in the Department, the SMHS, and UND.
  • Actively seek grant funding from external agencies for individual and collaborative projects.
  • Maintain a productive extramurally funded research program commensurate with rank.
  • Participate/teach medical studetns in a nationally recognized patient-centered learning medical school curriculum.
  • Teach and advise graduate students in the Department's integrated biomedical sciences graduate program that offers M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D degrees.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of curriculum for the M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. programs.
  • Actively participate in the service missions of the Department, the SMHS, UND, and their profession.
  • Contribute to written progress reports and other documents as needed by the Department.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D.
  • Minimum of d2 years post-doctoral experience.
  • Minimum of 3 first or senior author publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with extramural funding.
  • Expertise that compliments current strengths in the Department in the areas of host-pathogen interactions, inflammation and immunity.
  • Strong publication record as evidenced by your CV.

To Apply

Apply at Position is open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research accomplishments and goals (2-page maximum)
  • Statement of teaching experience
  • Contact information for three references

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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