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University Alaska Anchorage: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences - Genomics

(posted 2017-09-12)


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applicants for a tenure track position in Genomics. A PhD in biological sciences or closely related discipline and a strong record of research productivity are required. Postdoctoral or industry experience is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicant will contribute to research and teaching in the Department by developing extramurally funded research programs involving graduate and undergraduate students and teaching courses within our BS, BA, and MS degrees in Biological Sciences.

Candidates with expertise in genomics of humans, wildlife, plants or eukaryotic model organisms using next-generation sequencing technologies are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities could include principles of genetics, human genome, and upper division and graduate electives specific to the candidate’s area of expertise.

The Department of Biological Sciences at UAA specializes in Biomedical and Ecosystem Health Sciences with three core research foci: cellular, molecular and microbial biology; physiology and physiological ecology; and boreal and polar ecosystem ecology. Faculty participate in NSF EPSCoR and NEON, NIH INBRE, and other cross-cutting research programs within and outside the University of Alaska, and collaborate with colleagues from numerous state and federal health, land, wildlife, and fisheries management agencies. Faculty websites detailing current research interests can be found at https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/biological-sciences/

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicants must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Interested persons should apply by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae including recent publications, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and names and contact information for three references to Careers and UA Job #507869 (http://careers.alaska.edu/cw/en-us/job/507869/assistant-professor-of-biology-genomics). For additional information or questions, contact search committee chair Dr. Khrys Duddleston (knduddleston@alaska.edu).