Assistant Professor

University of Kansas Department of Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

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Life Sciences, Developmental Biology, Genomics
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Full Time
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The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position in Developmental Biology with a focus in Genomics at the tenure-track Assistant level to begin August 2022.

We are seeking applications from outstanding researchers with innovative research programs in the development of organisms, specifically with approaches at the level of whole genome biology using experimental, quantitative, and/or computational approaches. The Department of Molecular Biosciences provides a highly interactive, multi-disciplinary research environment that includes successful researchers in genetics and genomics, computational biology, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, microbiology, biochemistry, and cancer biology ( In addition, the University of Kansas has many excellent core facilities, for example in genome sequencing and analysis, high-throughput screening, and microscopy, that facilitate and enhance departmental research. 

The University of Kansas recently launched the KU Center for Genomics, a multidisciplinary center coalescing the strengths in genomics across several groups at KU (Molecular Biosciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology, Lifespan Institute, Engineering). The successful candidate will be integrated into the Center and benefit from the collegial, collaborative research environment the Center provides. These searches are made possible in part by the recent Genomics Research Rising award through the KU Office of Research.

The university and department aspire to become leaders among their peer institutions in empowering faculty to make meaningful and lasting progress ensuring a diverse and equitable community with a universal sense of inclusion and belonging. As such, applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education are highly encouraged.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant field. 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.

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 the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

First Review of applications will begin November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to Brian Ackley (




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