Assistant Professor

University of Kansas - Dept. of Molecular Biosciences
Lawrence, Kansas
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Nov 18, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology
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The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for two faculty positions in Genomics at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023.

We are seeking applications from outstanding researchers with innovative research programs in any area of genomics or 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 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 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.  In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU’s vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at  

KU’s research residential campus is in the center of a vibrant and culturally-rich community — a quintessential college town. Visitors, students and new employees from outside the area enjoy discovering the many wonders of Lawrence, including a thriving downtown, diverse local and regional events, area lakes, vibrant arts and music scenes, and an indelible history.  Home to nearly 95,000 people, Lawrence is located 45 minutes west of Kansas City and 30 minutes east of 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 quick access to historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and theatre venues, and professional sports teams.

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