Assistant Professor in Developmental Genomics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in North Carolina

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 13, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


The Departments of Biology and Genetics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in conjunction with the Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences (iBGS), seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Developmental Genomics, broadly defined. Individuals utilizing model systems-based approaches to the study of fundamental aspects of development, and who apply genomic tools and integrative appoaches to the study of developmental processes such as differentiation, tissue homeostasis, stem cell biology, or cellular reprogramming, are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in scientists who seek opportunities for inter- and cross-disciplinary research in a vibrant and broad Biology Department and a strong Genetics Department. iBGS operates at the interface between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine at UNC to support basic research of the development and function of organisms, and it is well-situated to integrate fundamental new discoveries with research on human disease. The successful candidate will hold appointments in the highly ranked Departments of Biology and Genetics and is expected to build an active research group and energetically engage in graduate training and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate could also contribute to a new undergraduate initiative in Quantitative Biology (


The Departments of Biology ( and Genetics ( each consist of over 40 faculty engaged in interdisciplinary basic and translational research in the life sciences across many departments and schools at UNC-Chapel Hill.  The quality of life in North Carolina's Triangle area is consistently rated among the highest in the nation. UNC-Chapel Hill was listed as one of the top 20 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in 2013 by The Scientist magazine.

For inquiries, please contact Dr. Stephen Crews (; 919-962-4380).


TO APPLY:Submit application online at   Include a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a research statement (<4 pages), and a teaching statement (1 page). Four letters of reference are required, and may be submitted electronically with "Developmental Genomics" in the subject line   Review of applications will begin December 15, 2013, with interviews concluding mid-February, 2014. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field.


Diversity, inclusiveness and civility are core values and characteristics of the University of North Carolina, and we strongly encourage applications from diverse individuals.


The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer.