The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School seeks to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. We encourage applications from candidates with research interests in any area of genetics and/or genomics. Recruited faculty will join a highly collaborative community of forty-six investigators who employ classical and modern approaches to address cutting-edge mechanistic and applied questions in genetics and genomics. Information about research being conducted in the Department can be found at https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/human-genetics.
The Department of Human Genetics was established in 1956 by Dr. James V. Neel and is recognized as the first department in the USA dedicated to human genetics research. The Department is well integrated with research being performed in foundational science, applied science, and clinical science at the Medical School, the School of Public Health, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. The undergraduate and medical school campuses are located in Ann Arbor, which frequently is ranked as one of the best cities to live in the United States.
Candidates with a PhD and/or MD degree with a demonstrated record of exceptional research contributions should submit a curriculum vitae, a three-page statement that briefly summarizes past research accomplishments and emphasizes future research plans, three letters of recommendation, and statements outlining the applicant’s teaching philosophy and commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the sciences by October 1st, 2021. All materials should be submitted via https://apply.interfolio.com/90043. The search committee will review applications as they are received.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences, and dual career couples.
For questions about the position or the application process, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Sundeep Kalantry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.
Qualification and Application Requirements
Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree
Three-page description of research experience with an emphasis on future plans
Three letters of recommendation
Teaching and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) statements
About University of Michigan - Department of Human Genetics
The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School is devoted to advancing the fields of genetics and genomics to further our understanding of biology and human disease. This mission is accomplished by: (1) generating knowledge through our research programs; and (2) providing mentored training in genetics to the next generation of scientists and clinicians. These goals are pursued with close attention to building a healthy and productive departmental community and to increasing inclusion, equity, and diversity in all areas.
Our faculty explore broad areas of genetic research including—but not limited to—genome structure and function, evolutionary and population genetics, developmental genetics, the molecular basis of Mendelian disease, the etiology of complex traits and diseases, and how to effectively interpret and communicate genetic information to improve care in diverse patient populations.