July 9, 2021

Recruiting Tenure-Track Faculty at the Assistant Professor level

Faculty Positions in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Michigan

Faculty Positions in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Michigan


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 (kalantry@umich.edu).

Qualification and Application Requirements

  • PhD and/or MD degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three-page description of research experience with an emphasis on future plans
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) statements


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Faculty Positions in Genetics and Genomics