Tenure Track Faculty Position

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sep 25, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

Tenure-Track Faculty Position 

 The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in any research area. Additional consideration may be given to scientists using chemical approaches to address important biological questions.

Faculty will hold research professor appointments in the LSI and a tenure-track or tenured instructional appointment in one of the University's schools and colleges. Joint appointments are likely in the Medical School, the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, the College of Engineering, the School of Public Health, the Dental School, or the College of Pharmacy. All faculty are expected to participate in the University of Michigan's teaching mission and to demonstrate commitment to service in the larger community.  

The LSI is a scientific enterprise at the University of Michigan dedicated to fundamental discovery in the biological sciences in a state-of-the-art collaborative physical space (www.lsi.umich.edu). Through basic discovery, the institute seeks to advance knowledge in critical areas of biology with an ultimate goal of contributing to human health including cancer, metabolic disorders, brain disorders, and infectious disease.

The LSI is currently home to 21 faculty members in the disciplines of chemistry, cell biology, physiology, genetics, chemical biology, biophysics, structural biology, and stem cell biology, including three Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators and eight members of the National Academies of Medicine or Sciences. Our culture centers on upholding scientific excellence, embracing risk, and collaborating across disciplines to achieve an impact greater than the sum of our individual parts.

In addition to faculty labs, the institute houses state-of-the-art instrumentation and computing. Additional institute resources include high-throughput screening center with extensive chemical collections and a unique library of natural product extracts, and a comprehensive protein production and X-ray crystallography facility. The LSI is also home to the U-M Program in Chemical Biology. 

Candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research and to excel in teaching and mentoring at the graduate level. The position will remain open until filled but preference will be given to applicants who have submitted all requested materials prior to October 30, 2017. Interested applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a summary of future research plans (up to 4 pages), contact information for three faculty who will write a letter of recommendation, and copies of up to three publications on our online application site (lsi.science/facultyposting). Individuals from groups historically under-represented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

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