Assistant/Associate Professor in Cellular or Developmental Biology

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

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The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Cellular or Developmental Biology to begin August 2023.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences seeks applicants with research programs in any area of cellular or developmental biology using cells in culture, tissues, organs, or intact organisms to perform collaborative, interdisciplinary research. Department faculty have diverse research efforts that enable innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches in areas of cancer biology, cellular and development biology, immunology, neurobiology, genetics and genomics, computational biology, microbiology, and biochemistry ( 

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. The University of Kansas 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 Association of American Universities. The University of Kansas Cancer Center was recently  designated as one of just 53 Comprehensive Cancer Centers by the National Cancer Institute. The successful candidate will have access to scientific shared resources including Microscopy & Analytical Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Biospecimen Repository, Genome Sequencing, Mass Spectrometry, and Transgenic & Gene Targeting. ( and As part of the University’s commitment to advancing the biological sciences, this position is one of five new faculty positions available in the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

The University of Kansas campus is located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 95,000. The campus is close to Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center and Topeka, the state capital. Along with the music, arts, culture and sports experiences offered at KU and in Lawrence, the short drive to Kansas City provides access to historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and theatre venues, and professional sports teams.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant cell/developmental biology field and post-doctoral research experience. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate 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. Applicants at the Associate level must have an established and currently-funded program with clear potential for continuance. 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.

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A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a description of current and future research interests (3 page maximum); (4) a statement of educational and mentoring plans (2 page maximum); (5) the names, email and contact information for three professional references ; and (6)  a statement describing how diversity, equity and inclusion relate to your research mission and efforts you have taken or will take to improve inclusion, participation, and retention of individuals from underrepresented groups.   

First Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kristi Neufeld, Search Chair,, 785-864-5079.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses)


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