Assistant/Associate/Professor in Molecular Biology

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 00116 - Biology
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin August 2018

Advanced Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Molecular Structure/Function

The Department of Biology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the advanced Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We seek applicants with vigorous, funded research programs addressing fundamental questions in biology from a molecular perspective. We welcome applicants working in any type of model system including plants, animals, fungi, bacteria, and protists.

The new faculty member will be expected to maintain an impactful research program and to contribute to the Biology Department’s increasingly interdisciplinary teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Utah offers exceptional opportunities for collaboration in basic and clinical research, education and outreach across many departments in several colleges, all at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) description of current and future research interests, (4) statement of teaching experience and interests, (5) up to three publications or pre-prints, and (6) the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Applications are confidential, and references will not be contacted without prior notification to the applicant. Applications will be accepted electronically in PDF format at Initial interview selections will begin on October 15, 2017, but applications submitted at a later date may 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
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN00151CF
Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

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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