Assistant Professor, Biology: Genetics/Genomics – UMass Amherst
Assistant Professor, Biology: Genetics/Genomics - UMass Amherst
The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of Eukaryotic Genetics/Genomics. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vibrant, externally funded research program, effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to service in support of the department and college. Of particular importance, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of the strength that is brought to science through diversity, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility.
Although the search is unrestricted with respect to organism or approach, the successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in genetic approaches and will contribute to the department’s mission through teaching in modern genetics and/or genomics. Research areas of interest include genetic mechanisms of inheritance, the connections between genotype and phenotype, and the genetic basis of eukaryotic development or function. Approaches could include but are not limited to functional genomics, gene editing, and/or genome-wide association analyses. The Biology Department provides an interactive and broad research environment, with faculty whose research spans all levels of biological organization. Faculty members train graduate students through interdepartmental graduate programs in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Neuroscience and Behavior, Plant Biology, and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. As part of a commitment to our own multicultural community, we seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations (https://www.cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion).