Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

Salt Lake City, Utah
90,000 to 150,000 per year + benefits
August 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The University of Utah offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration in research across multiple departments, all at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

Competitive applicants will demonstrate an ability to develop an independent and vigorous research program addressing fundamental questions in biology from a molecular perspective. We particularly encourage applicants working at the interface of biochemistry and cell biology, with expertise in reconstitution of cell biological processes in vitro or structure/function analyses of biological macromolecules and processes. We welcome investigators working in any type of model system including plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and protists. The new faculty member will be expected to maintain a high impact research program and to contribute to our interdisciplinary teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) a description of current and future research interests (three pages), (4) a description of teaching experience and interests (one page), (5) a description of past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equitable access to education (one page), and (6) up to three publications or preprints. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf before the deadline. Applications will be accepted electronically in PDF format at Initial interview selections will begin on October 1, 2018.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable accommodations for a disability will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: