Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor

The new Cluster in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics at the University of Utah (, a joint initiative between the Human Genetics and Biology Departments, invites applications for a tenure-track position based within the Department of Human Genetics (School of Medicine). Individuals hired under this initiative will complement related hires in the School of Biological Sciences (College of Science). Successful applicants will join a vibrant intellectual community across the University of Utah working at the interface of genomics, computational biology, 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. Examples of areas that will be considered include (but are not limited to): 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 faculty appointments in the 2018-2019 academic year. Openings are at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor and Professor level will be considered.

All applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter with contact information; (2) a CV, (3) description of current and proposed research (3 pages maximum); (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests (1 page maximum); (5) a description of past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equitable access to education (1 page maximum); and (6) 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. Applications should be submitted by October 1, 2018 but later submissions may be considered. Applicants to other searches at the University of Utah with appropriate experience may be considered in this applicant pool.