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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position (Life Sciences Institute)

University of Michigan-Life Sciences Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary commensurate with experience and rank
Closing date
Oct 22, 2023

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological, Catalysts, Green Chemistry, Pharmaceutical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an open rank faculty position in any research area. Research areas of particular interest include chemical biology/biocatalysis, cancer biology, natural product sciences, structure-based drug design, and correlative light and electron microscopy/cryo-electron tomography (CLEM/Cryo-ET). Individuals from groups historically under-represented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

The LSI is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to fundamental discovery in the biological sciences in a state-of-the-art collaborative physical space. Through basic discovery science, the institute seeks to advance knowledge in critical areas of biology with a goal of contributing to understanding of human health and disease, including cancer, metabolic disorders, brain disorders, and infectious disease.

Faculty hold both an appointment as a Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, or Research Professor in the LSI and a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor appointment in one of the university's schools and colleges. Joint appointments are likely in the U-M Medical School; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; College of Engineering; School of Public Health; School of Dentistry; or College of Pharmacy.

All faculty are expected to develop an internationally recognized program of scholarly research, excel in teaching and mentoring at the graduate level, and participate in service in the university and broader research community. The LSI is committed to the following principles, described in the LSI’s Statement of Community Values: Integrity, Collaboration and Cooperation, Safety, and Respect. All members of the LSI community attest to and are held to these standards.

The LSI is currently home to 26 faculty members in the disciplines of cell biology, physiology, genetics, chemical biology, structural biology, and neurobiology, including two Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, four members of the National Academies of Sciences and/or Medicine, and four members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Our culture is founded on upholding scientific excellence, embracing risk, and collaborating across disciplines to achieve an impact greater than the sum of our individual parts.

Along with faculty labs, the institute houses state-of-the-art core laboratories, including high-throughput screening with extensive chemical collections and a unique library of natural product extracts, a comprehensive protein production and X-ray crystallography facility, a natural products discovery core, and a cryo-electron microscopy facility. The LSI is also home to a U-M graduate program in chemical biology. 

Interested applicants will submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a summary of future research plans (up to 4 pages); a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statement; contact information for three faculty who will write a letter of recommendation to complete your application*; and copies of up to three publications.

*If you are applying to the position in the Associate Professor or Professor rank, please email with the names of three references with contact information included, in place of the letter of recommendation requirement. References will NOT be contacted without permission.

All requested materials are due October 30, 2023.

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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210 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor

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