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Assistant/Associate Professor in Genomics

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with appointment rank and experience.
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Genomics
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Full Time
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About the Job

The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities has multiple tenure-track openings at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. We seek applicants in the broad area of genomics, and especially those whose research answers critical questions in developmental biology or human health.

GCD is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary department with outstanding faculty expertise in genomics, developmental biology, cellular biology and biophysics, and genetics. GCD faculty span the Medical School and the College of Biological Sciences and have access to excellent core facilities, an interdisciplinary environment integrated with translational research, engineering and computational expertise, and life sciences research across scales from atoms to organisms. GCD is centered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, which consistently rank among the top places to live in the U.S. and are a hub for biotech and biopharmaceutical companies.


Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have an outstanding track-record of academic excellence with the drive to establish extramurally-funded research programs, including both independent and collaborative lines of investigation. Applicants at the Associate Professor level are expected to be experts in their field, have an established extramurally funded research program, and a robust track-record of publication and collaborative science. All applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. degree. 

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. Interested candidates should upload their CV, a cover letter, research statement (3 pages), teaching statement (1 page), a statement of commitment to diversity (1 page), and list of three referees through the employment site. Informal inquiries are welcome. Administrative questions can be sent to Elizabeth Skogerboe ( Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled.  

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in supporting the academic mission. The University serves a growing community of diverse students and is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the barriers facing underrepresented groups and describe their experience and plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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