Assistant/Associate Professor in Genomics (Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD)
United States MN Minneapolis


Assistant/Associate Professor in Genomics (Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

About the Job

The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities has multiple tenure-track openings at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. We seek applicants in the broad area of genomics, and especially those whose research answers critical questions in developmental biology or human health.

GCD is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary department with outstanding faculty expertise in genetics, developmental biology, cellular biology and biophysics, and genetics. GCD faculty span the Medical School and the College of Biological Sciences and have access to excellent core facilities, an interdisciplinary environment integrated with translational research, engineering and computational expertise, and life sciences research across scales from atoms to organisms. GCD is centered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, which consistently ranks as one of the top places to live in the U.S. and is a hub for biotech and biopharmaceutical companies.


Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have an outstanding track-record of academic excellence with the drive to establish extramurally-funded research programs, including both independent and collaborative lines of investigation. Applicants at the Associate Professor level are expected to be experts in their field, have an established extramurally funded research program, and a robust track-record of publication and collaborative science. All applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. degree.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. Interested candidates should upload their CV, a cover letter, research statement (3 pages), teaching statement (1 page), a statement of commitment to diversity (1 page), and a list of three referees through the employment site. Information inquiries are welcome. Administrative questions can be sent to Elizabeth Skogerboe ( Review of applicants will begin on October 1, 2021, and continue until the positions are filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the critical importance of diversity and inclusion in supporting the academic mission. The University serves a growing community of diverse students and is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds. Candidates must demonstrated an understanding of the barriers facing underrepresented groups and describe their experience and plans to promote equity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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