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University of Utah Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

Department 00116 - School of Biological Sciences

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 07/01/2019


The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The University of Utah offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration in research across multiple departments, all at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

Competitive applicants will demonstrate an ability to develop an independent and vigorous research program addressing fundamental questions in biology from a molecular perspective. We particularly encourage applicants working at the interface of biochemistry and cell biology, with expertise in reconstitution of cell biological processes in vitro or structure/function analyses of biological macromolecules and processes. We welcome investigators working in any type of model system including plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and protists. The new faculty member will be expected to maintain a high impact research program and to contribute to our interdisciplinary teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) a description of current and future research interests (three pages), (4) a description of teaching experience and interests (one page), (5) a description of past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equitable access to education (one page), and (6) up to three publications or preprints. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf before the deadline. Applications will be accepted electronically inPDFformat at Initial interview selections will begin on October 1, 2018.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Please upload up to 3 reprints and/or preprints as ‘Example of Research 1, 2 & 3’. Upload one-page diversity statement as ‘Applicant Document – Other’.

Open Date 08/17/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00301CF

Type Faculty

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