The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We encourage all applicants addressing fundamental questions in biology from a broadly-defined molecular perspective. For one of the two positions we are particularly seeking applicants working in plant molecular biology; the other position is open to investigators working in any biological system.
The new faculty member will be expected to develop a high impact research program, effectively support our teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment within the School and University. The University of Utah offers exceptional opportunities for research collaboration across multiple departments, all at the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with nearby world-class cultural and recreational opportunities.
Applicants should send the following, noting the page limits for each section: (1) a cover letter that addresses your particular interest in the position and the University of Utah (one page), (2) a CV, (3) a description of your research accomplishments and independent research plans (two pages), (4) a description of your 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. Applications will be accepted electronically in PDF format at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/108965. Our review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020.
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.
About University of Utah
As Utah’s flagship research institution, the University of Utah plays an instrumental role in the entrepreneurial and economic well-being of the state. The U has a long history of being at the forefront of innovation in a wide-range of fields that include business, bioengineering, health care and computer science. Our path-breaking research is the result of world-class faculty working in collaboration with staff, students and the community, and supported by access to first-rate facilities. The U values interdisciplinary partnerships that reflect diverse perspectives and voices from throughout our campus, the state and the world. As we strive to provide an exceptional educational experience for our students, we see timely completion as our most urgent obligation while ensuring access to higher education remains a priority. Tactics guiding this initiative include innovative models of financial assistance, college-to-career investments and use of data analytics to guide students on their academic pathway.