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Assistant Professor – Epigenetics

Syracuse University Department of Biology
Syracuse, New York
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Oct 28, 2023

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Life Sciences, Epigenetics
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The Department of Biology at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of epigenetics. We welcome applications from individuals investigating epigenetic phenomena, broadly defined, using any experimental system. The Biology faculty are highly collaborative within and across departments at Syracuse University. The candidate is expected to complement and build upon our existing strengths and will have the opportunity to interact with other scientists in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the BioInspired Institute. The Department of Biology also has strong research and educational ties to the adjacent State University of New York Upstate Medical University and the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant area of biology or biochemistry and an outstanding record of research experience at the postdoctoral level. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous externally funded research program and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring in the areas of their expertise. Syracuse University is particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate past accomplishment toward fostering diversity and building an inclusive climate in research and/or teaching to maximize their effectiveness interacting with diverse groups of colleagues, students, and community members.


For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, a diversity statement describing interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, and arrange for three references to submit recommendation letters through Review of applications will begin November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.


Competitive salary, start-up funds, and laboratory space will be provided. Located between the Adirondack Mountains, Finger Lakes, and Lake Ontario regions of upstate New York, the metropolitan area of Syracuse boasts a myriad of cultural and recreational opportunities and offers a wide array of urban, small town, and rural living. Questions regarding this position can be addressed to search chair Sarah Hall at


Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.


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