Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Salt Lake County, Utah
Dependent upon experience + benefits.
September 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The new Cluster in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics at the University of Utah ( invites applications for multiple open positions in Evolutionary Genetics. Academic appointments may be in Biology (College of Science) or Human Genetics (School of Medicine) and successful applicants will join a vibrant intellectual community across the University of Utah working at the interface of genomics, computational, and molecular biology. The Cluster will build on substantial, ongoing investments in genome science and experimental basic science at the University of Utah, a unique and inclusive community at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop independent and vigorous research programs. Applications by investigators, both experimental and theoretical, in all areas of evolutionary genetics and genomics of any organism(s) are encouraged. Investigators with expertise in the following areas are particularly encouraged: microbial evolutionary genomics, vertebrate population genomics, comparative evolutionary genetics and developmental biology, and human evolutionary genomics. Faculty hired through this initiative will participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses. We expect to make two or more faculty appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year, with additional appointments in subsequent years. Openings are at the Assistant and Associate Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Professor level will be considered.

Please apply online at  All applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter with contact information, (2) a CV, (3) description of current and proposed research, (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, and (5) up to three reprints and/or preprints. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf before the deadline. Initial interview selections will begin on October 15, 2017, but applications submitted at a later date may be considered. Applicants to other searches at the University of Utah with appropriate experience may be considered in this applicant pool.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.