Yale University: Theoretical Biological Physics Professor

The Department of Physics and the newly established Yale Quantitative Biology Institute, QBI seek applicants for a faculty appointment in the area of theoretical biological physics. Applications will be considered at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor levels. Theory is rapidly becoming a driving force in the biological sciences, as it already is in physics.

For this reason, Yale University has established an institute in quantitative biology (QBI) to advance theoretical and computational approaches for understanding and predicting the behavior of complex biological systems. The institute, located in the new Yale Science Building on main Campus, will serve as a hub for interdisciplinary research and teaching. Yale offers a dynamic and interactive research community working on a wide range of biological topics ranging from molecular function, through cell and tissue biology and neuroscience, to population and evolutionary biology. A wide range of experimental techniques from the physical and biological sciences are employed in nearby laboratories.

The successful candidate is expected to lead an outstanding research group, be an interactive member of the Physics department, and contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in physics and biological physics. A senior hire is expected to play an anchor role in the QBI, perhaps as the Director. We are especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. To promote diversity, the Department strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics or a related discipline at the time of hire. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

Applicants should create a profile at Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/55511) and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans (up to 3 pages), a short teaching statement (up to 1 page) and up to five reprints of papers published or in press. In addition to applications, we also welcome nominations for the position, which should be directed to the email address below. Assistant professor candidates should arrange for three referees to upload their letters of recommendation by the due date. Please submit applications or nominations by December 1, 2018. Address questions and nominations to [email protected]

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


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last updated 21-Oct-2018