University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 18, 2022

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Life Sciences, Genetics, Genomics
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Full Time
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Join a cohesive and highly interactive community of investigators with research programs in diverse areas of genetics and genomics. 

The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. We encourage applications from candidates with research interests in any area of genetics and/or genomics. Recruited faculty will join a highly collaborative community of more than forty investigators who employ classical and modern approaches to address cutting-edge mechanistic and applied questions in genetics and genomics.

The Department of Human Genetics was established in 1956 by James V. Neel and is recognized as the first department in the USA dedicated to human genetics research. The Department is well integrated with other basic science and clinical departments and institutes in the Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts. The undergraduate and medical school campuses are located in Ann Arbor, which is frequently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the United States. Candidates with a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with a demonstrated record of exceptional research contributions should submit a curriculum vitae, a three-page statement that briefly summarizes past research accomplishments and emphasizes future research plans, three letters of recommendation, and statements outlining the applicant’s teaching philosophy and commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the sciences by January 1st, 2023. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences, and dual career couples.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. David Burke (dtburke@umich.edu).

Qualification and Application Requirements

• Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree

• Curriculum vitae

• Three-page description of research experience with an emphasis on future plans

• Three letters of recommendation

• Teaching and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) statements

The University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.


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