Assistant Professor in Systems Cell Biology - University of Kansas

University of Kansas - Department of Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Nov 7, 2022

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We invite applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track assistant professor with research interests in the area of Systems Cell Biology whose research aligns with the NIH mission. We seek individuals who incorporate system-wide approaches to better understand the complexity of health and disease. Broad disciplinary interests will be considered and include, but are not limited to, Cancer Biology, Chemical Biology, Immunology, Infectious Disease, and Neurobiology.

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 Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive R-1 university and 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 the newly established Center for Systems Pharmacology at KU (, this position in one of four new faculty positions in the School of Pharmacy ( and the Department of Molecular Biosciences (

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.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.

For complete announcement and to apply online, go to

A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) Cover letter describing your doctoral and postdoctoral experiences; (2) Curriculum vitae including a record of accomplishments and productivity; (3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references; (4) A description of current and future research interests. Full consideration will be given to those that limit length to less than four pages; (5) A statement of educational and mentoring plans that includes your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching practices, pedagogical techniques, and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment; and learning about each applicant's appreciation for the value of diversity to the academic community and life sciences is a critical priority for the University of Kansas. As such, (6) 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 value of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

First Review of applications will begin November 7th, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to Dr. Scott Hefty (

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