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Lawrence, KS, United States (on-site)
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Lawrence, KS, United States (on-site)
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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States (on-site)
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University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, United States (on-site)
16 days ago


Position Overview

The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position as a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor level to begin August 2023.We invite applications for a faculty position with research interests in the area of Cellular or Developmental Biology.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences values collaborative, interdisciplinary investigation of cells in culture, tissues, organs, and intact organisms.  Department faculty have diverse research efforts that enable innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches in areas of cancer biology, cellular and development biology, immunology, neurobiology, genetics and genomics, computational biology, microbiology, and biochemistry ( 

As a premier international research university, the University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures growth and development. The university of Kansas holds steadfast in the belief that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace. As such, applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education are highly encouraged.

The University of Kansas is the state's flagship university, an R-1 institution and one of just 65 invited members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). As another example of research excellence, the University of Kansas Cancer Center was designated as the 53rd and most recent Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The successful candidate will have access to scientific shared resources and core facilities including Microscopy & Analytical Imaging, Flow Cytometry, Biospecimen Repository, Genome Sequencing, Mass Spectrometry, and Transgenic & Gene Targeting ( and As part of the University's commitment to advancing the biological sciences, this position is one of five new faculty positions available in the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

The University of Kansas campus is located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 95,000. The campus is close to Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center and Topeka, the state capital. Along with the music, arts, culture and sports experiences offered at KU and in Lawrence, the short drive to Kansas City provides quick access to historic jazz clubs, museums, world-class music and theatre venues, and professional sports teams.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant cell/developmental biology field and post-doctoral research experience. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are expected to demonstrate potential to establish an independent, externally-funded research program, as evidenced by research products including preprints and publications, and a statement outlining research successes and future goals. Applicants at the Associate level must have an established and currently-funded program with clear potential for continuance. As excellence in inclusive education and mentoring is a priority for our academic scientists, applicants should convey approaches and interests in these areas.  The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of the appointment.Job Description

Maintain an active and productive research program that includes:
1) Obtaining external research funding,
2) Publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and
3) Presenting findings at professional conferences.

1) Educate undergraduate and graduate students in biology courses.
2) Participate in the academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students.
3) Mentor students in research, including serving as a dissertation/thesis director and professional mentor for students.

1) Serve on committees at the Departmental, College, and/or University levels as the opportunities arise,
2) Participate in professional service, or
3) Participate in departmental meetings.

Faculty Code:
All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct.Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Cellular or Developmental Biology or closely related discipline.
  • One year of post-doctoral experience.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals with innovative research objectives that demonstrate potential for excellence in research.
  • Commitment to teaching courses in the life sciences, as evidenced by educational background and statement of teaching philosophy.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community in the life sciences, as evidenced by candidate's response to DEI statement.
  • Additional Candidate Instruction

    To apply and for more information, go to  A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) a description of current and future research interests (3 page maximum); (4)  a statement of educational and mentoring plans (2 page maximum); and (5) the names and contact information for at least three professional references.

    In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As such, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application, each response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
    • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion.
    Applicants are also encouraged to include or expand upon how they have contributed to building a culture of belonging through DEI initiatives within the required application materials provided.

    Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Job Information

    • Job ID: 65557247
    • Workplace Type: On-Site
    • Location:
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor - Cellular or Developmental Biology
    • Company Name For Job: University of Kansas
    • Job Function: Academic Faculty,
      Business and Law Faculty,
      Mathematics and Statistics,
      Medical Faculty,
      Science and Technology
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