Tenure track faculty positions in the Department of Biology, University of Kentucky

University of Ky, Lexington
Salary and start-up commensurate with qualifications + benefits
October 04 2017
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Tenure track faculty positions

in the Department of Biology, University of Kentucky

As part of a continuing campaign to enhance the Department of Biology (http://bio.as.uky.edu/) and life sciences at the University of Kentucky, we are inviting applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the following areas: Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology and in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology to begin Fall 2018.  

Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

We seek an Assistant Professor in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology. The Department of Biology has strengths in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, development and regeneration, and biological clocks, using diverse model systems (Drosophila, lampreys, zebrafish, birds, and a variety of mammals). Candidates whose research interests are compatible with strengths within the Department and the University-wide Neuroscience community (http://www.uky.edu/bgsfn/) will receive special attention. We are interested in programs that integrate empirical approaches with theoretical, statistical, or computational approaches. We also encourage applications from candidates with primarily computational interests. The successful candidate will also contribute to expanding a new cross-college undergraduate degree-granting program in Neuroscience (https://neuroscience.as.uky.edu/ns-major).  Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/159544

Assistant or Associate Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

We also invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology starting in the fall of 2018. We seek a colleague whose research explores fundamental aspects of the molecular and cellular control of tissue regeneration and stem cell behavior, and we encourage candidates working in any organismal or cellular system to apply. The ideal candidate will complement existing faculty strengths in regenerative biology, cell and developmental biology, genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology. We anticipate making an appointment at the level of Assistant Professor; however, exceptionally qualified candidates at the level of Associate Professor will also be considered, particularly researchers who can fulfill a leadership role aimed at continued growth in this area. Interested applicants should apply online at: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/159559

With more than 500 life sciences faculty on one contiguous campus, there are excellent opportunities for scientific interaction and collaboration with programs in the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Agriculture, and Arts & Sciences, the Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, among others. Applicants for both positions must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with postdoctoral experience (minimum 6 months) demonstrating excellence in their field. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and/or some teaching experience is encouraged. Responsibilities for the successful candidates include (1) establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) contribution to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) service for the department, university, and profession. Competitive start-up funds and renovated laboratory space will be provided. 

Applicants must include the following: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) research plan (upload under Specific Request 1), and 4) description of teaching interests (upload under Specific Request 2). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Questions about the Department and/or these searches should be addressed to Dr. Ann Morris, Interim Chair, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 101D Thomas Hunt Morgan Building, Lexington, KY 40506; email: ann.morris@uky.edu and telephone: 1 (859) 257-8823.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.