Assistant Professors - Center for Human Genetics (Greenwood Campus)

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Assistant Professors - Center for Human Genetics (Greenwood Campus)

Location:
Greenwood, SC
Open Date:
Sep 5, 2022
Description:

Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor as part of a Cluster Hire at the Center for Human Genetics, with an expected start date of August 2023. Clemson University offers competitive salaries, benefits, and start-up funds.

The successful applicant will have an accomplished research record at the forefront of human genetics/genomics. Applicants whose research combines experimental laboratory work and computational approaches are especially desirable. Areas of special interest are the mechanisms by which variation in epigenetic modification, gene regulatory networks, chromatin conformation and nuclear architecture affect variation in human health and disease. However, all areas with the potential to significantly advance the field of human genetics will be considered.

The mission of the Center for Human Genetics (https://scienceweb.clemson.edu/chg/) is to understand the principles and mechanisms by which genetic and environmental factors affect human health and disease. Laboratory facilities for the successful candidate will be in Self Regional Hall, a 17,000-square-foot building located in Greenwood, South Carolina on the Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus. The Center for Human Genetics provides a vibrant interactive research environment with state-of-the-art genomic and computational resources, and is ideally configured for collaborative research. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that includes the research, diagnostic and clinical geneticists at the Greenwood Genetic Center, the genetics, genomics, statistics and bioinformatics faculty at Clemson University, the USC School of Medicine in Greenville and the Prisma Health System. The home department at Clemson will be determined by the fit of the applicant’s research interests with the mission of one of the departments in the College of Science (www.clemson.edu/science), including the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (www.clemson.edu/science/departments/genetics-biochemistry/index.html) and the Department of Biological Sciences (www.clemson.edu/science/departments/biosci/index.html).

Clemson University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We encourage applications from women, minorities and individuals with a commitment to mentoring colleagues and students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences. We are also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.


Qualifications:

Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop a vigorous and independent, externally funded and nationally recognized research program; demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity inclusion; and participate in relevant undergraduate and graduate education programs.


Application Instructions:

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 14, 2022. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/113072).

(1) Cover Letter;

(2) Curriculum Vitae;

(3) Statement of research interests including future plans;

(4) Statement of teaching interests and experience;

(5) Statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and

(6) Up to three reprints in one PDF.

(7) Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation on their behalf.

 

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Trudy Mackay ([email protected]).


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Organization

Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.

 

Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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