Assistant Professor of Biology

Yale University


The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) at Yale University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. The Department welcomes applications from candidates who investigate any area of plant molecular biology and who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community of scholars.  We are interested in candidates using any experimental approach, including molecular, genetic, biochemical, computational, genomic, or proteomic, to investigate outstanding questions in plant biology at the organismal, cellular, or molecular level. We also encourage applications from anyone whose interests synergize with the broad interests of the MCDB faculty that include microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, chemical biology, neurobiology, and biotechnology. MCDB is committed to diversifying our faculty and providing a supportive environment for success. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative to advance areas of academic priorities and expand the diversity and excellence of faculty at Yale. The MCDB department is located in a new state-of-the-art research building with exceptional facilities for carrying out a wide range of experimental and computational investigations, especially in the plant sciences.


The selected candidate must have met the requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree at time of hire, as well as a proven record of outstanding research that demonstrates originality and self-motivation. Excellent communication skills for research and teaching are necessary. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic research group, educate students in plant molecular biology, and be an interactive member of the faculty. For more information on MCDB’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit:

Application Instructions

Applicants should create a profile at and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans (up to 3 pages), a teaching statement, a diversity, equity and inclusion statement (explaining the applicant’s understanding of the need for diversity in science, and proposed efforts to create a diverse lab with positive research environment), and up to five papers. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded. Review of applications will begin on September 29, 2023. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by September 28, 2023. Questions about the position can be submitted to the Search Committee at (NOTE: Interviews and Talks will be part of a two-day symposium scheduled for December 11 – 12, 2023.)