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University of Utah Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Department 00116 - School of Biological Sciences

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin August 2019


Tenure-track positions in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

The new Cluster in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics at the University of Utah ( invites applications for multiple open positions in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics. Academic appointments may be in the School of Biological Sciences (College of Science) or Department of Human Genetics (School of Medicine). Successful applicants will join a vibrant intellectual community across the University of Utah working at the interface of genomics, computational biology, and molecular biology. The Cluster will build on substantial, ongoing investments in genome science and experimental basic science at the University of Utah, a unique and inclusive community at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop independent and vigorous research programs. Applications by investigators, both experimental and theoretical, in all areas of evolutionary genetics and genomics of any organism(s) are encouraged. Examples of areas that will be considered include (but are not limited to): microbial evolutionary genomics, vertebrate or plant population genomics, comparative evolutionary genetics and developmental biology, and human evolutionary genomics. Faculty hired through this initiative will participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses. We expect to make two faculty appointments in the 2018-2019 academic year. Openings are at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor and Professor level will be considered.

All applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter with contact information; (2) a CV, (3) description of current and proposed research (3 pages maximum); (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests (1 page maximum); (5) a description of past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equitable access to education (1 page maximum); and (6) up to three reprints and/or preprints. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf before the deadline. Initial interview selections will begin on October 1, 2018, but applications submitted at a later date may be considered. Applicants to other searches at the University of Utah with appropriate experience may be considered in this applicant pool.

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’.

Applicants at the Assistant Professor level should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf before the deadline.

Please direct questions to Jason Socci at

Open Date 09/01/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00152CF

Type Faculty

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