Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Genetics or Genomics

Salt Lake City, Utah
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September 23 2021
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Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Genetics or Genomics                                           

In anticipation of substantial growth over the next five years, the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah School of Medicine (www.genetics.utah.edu) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek highly creative scientists who use genetics to investigate fundamental biological problems. We encourage applicants whose research focuses on evolutionary and functional genetics and genomics; human and medical genetics; computational genomics; and research programs using established model or unconventional organisms. As part of a vibrant community of faculty with a strong track record of collaborative mentorship, research, and funding, the Department of Human Genetics lies at the interface between basic and clinical sciences.  This creates ample opportunities for interdisciplinary research (e.g., our Center for Genetic Discovery, Transformative Excellence Program in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics, and Center for Genomic Medicine).  As a department, we value diversity and equity, and believe that the best science is done when researchers of diverse backgrounds are integrated and supported in an inclusive manner. We seek faculty who share these values. Our institution is set in a unique geographical landscape that attracts a heterogeneous and productive scientific community.  Successful candidates will receive a generous startup package and enjoy a stimulating research environment that places a strong emphasis on innovation and interaction.

Applicants are asked to submit:

Curriculum Vitae - CV and 3 most relevant reprints or preprints

Research statement – Describe your most significant scientific accomplishments, your goals for research as a faculty member, and the qualifications and experience that have prepared you to achieve these goals.

Teaching statement – Describe your commitment to education, your teaching philosophy, and the courses you might potentially teach.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement -- Describe your past and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and service.

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.