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Position No. 00053683.  Southern Methodist University seeks to hire a highly creative and productive scientist to fill the endowed Prothro Chair position in the Department of Biological Sciences in Dedman College, beginning either January 1, 2016 or August 1, 2016.  Although preference will be given to candidates currently at the Full Professor level, applications from candidates at the advanced Associate Professor level will also be considered.  The successful candidate must have a distinguished record in biological or biomedical research that includes a history of significant external support, a strong publication record, and demonstrated commitment to student training. Preference will be given to individuals with potential to interact with current faculty in the areas of aging, cancer biology, epigenetics, infectious diseases, neurobiology, or structural biochemistry.  The department is under expansion, with plans to fill several new positions within the next few years.  For a more complete description of our program and facilities, please see our website at To ensure full consideration, please submit your curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, and contact information for three references.  Letters of references will be solicited only after the application material is reviewed by the search committee and permission is provided by the applicant. Every effort will be made to maintain confidentiality until a list of candidates for interviewing is determined.  All materials must be assembled into one PDF and sent to Santosh D’Mello, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX  75275-0376 by email to:  Review of the applications will begin June 1, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. 

SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


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