Assistant Professor in Genomics - Department of Molecular Biosciences

Lawrence, Kansas (US)
Commensurate with experience
September 30 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

We invite applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad area of Genomics. We seek candidates who use innovative experimental, quantitative and computational approaches to address fundamental biological questions associated with any area of genomics.

As a premier international research university, the University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures growth and development. KU holds steadfast in the belief that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. As such, applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education are highly encouraged.

The University of Kansas is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. KU is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 close to Kansas City and the KU Medical Center. The Department of Molecular Biosciences faculty have comprehensive and diverse research efforts that enable innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches. As part of the University’s commitment to advancing the biological sciences, this position is one of three new faculty positions available in the Department of Molecular Biosciences ( This faculty search also coincides with an Evolutionary Genomics faculty search in our sister department, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ( Candidates will have access to resources associated with the KU Center for Genomics ( as well as several other core facilities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant field and post-doctoral research experience. Applicants should demonstrate the potential to establish an independent, externally-funded research program, as evidenced by research products including preprints and publications, and a statement outlining research successes and future goals. As excellence in inclusive education and mentoring is a priority for our academic scientists, applicants should convey approaches and interests in these areas.

For complete announcement and to apply online, go to:

A complete online application includes the following materials: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vita, c) a statement of current and future research interests, d) a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, e) a statement describing why diversity, equity and inclusion are important to your research and efforts you have taken or will take to improve participation, inclusion and retention of individuals from underrepresented groups, and f) the names and contact information for at least three professional references.  In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As such, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application, each response must be within 4,000 characters or less:  Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.

First Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to Rob Unckless (

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