Description: The Ohio State University invites applicants to apply for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Molecular Genetics. Investigators using any experimental system to address fundamentally important biological questions in any area of Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, and/or Molecular Epigenetics are encouraged to apply. Applicants with interest and expertise in imaging, quantitative biology, computational biology, systems biology, and/or integrated approaches will be especially competitive.
The Department of Molecular Genetics includes more than thirty faculty investigating diverse biological questions spanning molecules to systems. Research efforts are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure in the Department and across campus in specialized core facilities. Molecular Genetics faculty collaborate within the Department and as active members of campus-wide focal groups including the Center for RNA Biology, the Center for Applied Plant Sciences, the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute.
The university is also home to Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, a central seed and plasmid repository that preserves, amplifies, and distributes these stocks to the worldwide research and education community.
Qualifications: Candidates with PhD and/or MD degrees with research interests and at least two years of academic or equivalent postdoctoral experience in the specified areas are encouraged to apply. Strong applicants will have a record of creativity and excellence in research as well as a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene.
The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty.
This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.
The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion.
We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
Application Materials Required: Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application: Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research statement, Teaching statement, Diversity Statement, Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers)
Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22220. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement that briefly summarizes past research accomplishments and emphasizes future research plans (three pages), teaching philosophy (one page), statement of commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts as it relates to research, teaching, and/or outreach and engagement (one page), and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin in early September; applications received by October 1st are guaranteed full evaluation. Inquiries may be directed to Susan Cole (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: October 01, 2022