Assistant Professor

University of Michigan

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All applications must be submitted online at . You will be asked to upload the following materials: A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of recent research accomplishments and statement of future research plans, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Also include a personal statement that describes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement (this statement may overlap with your teaching statement). Candidates for appointment as an Assistant Professor should provide names and contact information for at least three references, as instructed in the on-line application form. To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by October 1, 2023. In-person interviews will occur on Jan. 8-9, 2024 using a mini-symposium format.

Highly qualified applicants, including more junior postdoctoral fellows (i.e., PhD on or after January 1, 2019), are also encouraged to apply directly to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts? Collegiate Fellowship Program (LCF) ( ). This program, aimed at recruiting faculty with outstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, provides for an optional fellowship period prior to transitioning onto the University tenure track. Applications for the LCF should be received by October 16; the MCDB Department should be referenced with the application.

Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 


The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan solicits applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The faculty position will be tenure track with a university year appointment starting August 26, 2024 or January 1, 2025. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program and provide instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students in a diverse, inclusive environment.

We welcome applications from outstanding biological scientists in all areas of cell/molecular biology in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Experimental approaches may include (but are not limited to) genetics, genomics, structural biology, electrophysiology, systems neurobiology, in vivo imaging, and single cell technologies. For further information about MCDB research areas and the goals of this faculty search, please visit .  

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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