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
Department 00113 - College of Science-Dean
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 07/01/2018

Biophysics/Neuroscience/Chemical Biology Cluster, University of Utah. The proposed cluster comprises multiple tenure-track faculty positions to establish excellence in emerging interdisciplinary fields; departmental appointments may be in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Biochemistry. A major goal is to strengthen both Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience and Biophysics, as well as to link Neuroscience to the Chemical Biology of Natural Products. All candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a vigorous, competitive and well-funded research program and will be evaluated on how their research potentially contributes to the long-term goal of excellence in interdisciplinary bridge areas. Applications by investigators, both experimental and theoretical, interested in macromolecular complexes on membranes are particularly encouraged. An undergraduate track in Neuroscience and Biophysics will be established within the College of Science, and faculty hired through this cluster are expected to participate in the development and teaching of innovative courses related to this initiative. We expect to make two or more faculty appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year, with additional appointments in subsequent years. While the openings are at the Assistant Professor level, exceptional senior candidates will be considered.

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

Assistant Professor applicants should upload an application letter with vita, a description of proposed research, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf.

Senior applicants should upload an application letter and CV.

Applications should be uploaded in PDF format to

Initial interview selections will begin as applications are received, but applications submitted at a later date will be considered as needed.

Open Date 08/28/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00140CF
Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please indicate your area(s) of interest:
    • Theoretical Neuroscience
    • Experimental Neuroscience
    • Theoretical Biophysics
    • Experimental Biophysics
    • Chemical Biology/Neuroscience Interface

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
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. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement