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University of Arkansas: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Developmental Genetics

(posted 2017-11-13)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Genetics at the Assistant Professor level to start in August 2018.

We seek enthusiastic candidates to complement current and growing program strengths in developmental biology and genetics. Preference will be given to candidates who creatively apply non-mammalian model organisms to answer fundamental questions in developmental biology. Subject areas of interest include, but are not limited to: neural development, regeneration, cellular signaling and differentiation. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a dynamic extramurally funded research program, feel comfortable applying for funds from both NIH and NSF, contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, and participate in departmental service. They will join several established researchers and three newly hired faculty members working in developmental biology. Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in STEM, including women, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related field, post-doctoral experience in developmental genetics or a related field, and demonstrated research accomplishments. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to compete for extramural research funding.

The Department of Biological Sciences is expanding and currently consists of 33 tenured or tenure-track faculty members conducting research and teaching in the areas of evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, cell and molecular biology, microbiology and ecology. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas can be found at: There are additional opportunities for collaboration and graduate recruitment through the Cell and Molecular Biology program (, and through connections with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. The Arkansas High Performance Computing Center (AHPCC) provides collaborative opportunities with regard to cluster computing. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, a curriculum vita, a teaching statement, and a research statement. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.

Specific inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. D. M. Ivey ( Completed applications received by December 8, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.