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Assistant/Associate/Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Posting Details

The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor in Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
Department 00116 - Biology
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin August 2018

Mulitple 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. Academic appointments may be in Biology (College of Science) or Human Genetics (School of Medicine) and successful applicants will join a vibrant intellectual community across the University of Utah working at the interface of genomics, computational, 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. Investigators with expertise in the following areas are particularly encouraged: microbial evolutionary genomics, vertebrate 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 or more faculty appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year, with additional appointments in subsequent years. Openings are at the Assistant and Associate Professor level, but exceptional candidates at the 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, (4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, and (5) 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 15, 2017, 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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00152CF
Type Faculty

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Example of Research 1
  4. Example of Research 2
  5. Example of Research 3