Assistant/Associate Professor in Molecular Biology or Plant Molecular Biology

Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 10 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We encourage all applicants addressing fundamental questions in biology from a broadly-defined molecular perspective. We are particularly seeking applicants working in plant molecular biology. 

The new faculty member will be expected to develop a high impact research program, effectively support our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment within the School and University. The University of Utah offers exceptional opportunities for research collaboration across multiple departments, all at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants should send the following, noting the page limits for each section: (1) a cover letter that addresses your particular interest in the position and the University of Utah (one page), (2) a CV, (3) a description of your research accomplishments and independent research plans (two pages), (4) a description of your 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. Applications will be accepted electronically in PDF format at Our review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020.

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.