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Assistant and Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Biology/Chemistry

Job no: 520631
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Department of Biology
Rank: Assistant Professor/Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
November 1, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of 1-3 selected reprints is encouraged.

Apply via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9510

Position Announcement
INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Department of Biology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Genome Function Tenure Related Positions

The Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) (www.molbio.uoregon.edu) at the University of Oregon announces two new tenure-track faculty positions (one assistant, one open rank) to expand in the area of genetics and epigenetics and form a Center for Genome Function. We are particularly interested in hiring faculty members using model systems to study fundamental problems in genetics (e.g. DNA repair, recombination and replication), epigenetics, chromatin, chromosome dynamics and RNA biology. This initiative is the first step in expanding our Institute, which includes faculty in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We expect future expansions in other areas of molecular biology. Appointments may be made in any academic Department. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record relating to genome function. Candidates should have the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon IMB SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9510. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of 1-3 selected reprints is encouraged. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by November 1, 2017. The positions will remain open until filled. Nominations, including for senior faculty, can be sent to GenomeFunction@uoregon.edu.

Department or Program Summary
The successful candidate will be a faculty member in either the Department of Biology or the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Both departments are instructional and research units within the College of Arts and Sciences and support a wide range of research and instructional activity with highly ranked Ph.D. programs and vibrant undergraduate major and instructional programs.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record relating to genome function.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have the ability to work effectively within a diverse community.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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