Assistant Professor in Stem Cell Biology

Job description

The Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting in the fall of 2019. We seek candidates using innovative approaches to address fundamental questions in stem cell biology, and we encourage candidates working in any organismal or cellular system to apply. The ideal candidate will complement existing faculty strengths in regenerative biology, cell and developmental biology, genetics, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

With more than 500 life sciences faculty on one contiguous campus, there are excellent opportunities for scientific interaction and collaboration with programs in the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Agriculture, and Arts & Sciences, the Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, among others. Competitive start-up funds and renovated laboratory space will be provided.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and postdoctoral experience (minimum of six months) demonstrating excellence in their field. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous and innovative extramurally funded research program, and to contribute to the department's teaching activities at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

Applicants must submit the following: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) research plan (upload under Specific Request 1), 4) description of teaching interests (upload under Specific Request 2), and 5) a reflection on the applicant's commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity (upload under Specific Request 3). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

For more details on the department and university, visit us on the web at Questions about the search may be addressed to Dr. Vincent Cassone, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 101D Thomas Hunt Morgan Building, Lexington KY 40506; [email protected]

Review of applications will begin October 22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor in Stem Cell Biology

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Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Ph.D. or equivalent degree

Required Related Experience

Postdoctoral experience (minimum of six months) demonstrating excellence in their field

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
  5. Specific Request 3
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 11/24/2018
    Application Due: 1/17/2019
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