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Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Sep. 11, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Integrative Biology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E300:Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Biology - General

As part of a continuing campaign to grow and enhance the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky ( in Lexington, Kentucky, we seek to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors in any area of Integrative Biology.

The Department of Biology has developed strengths in evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, development and regeneration, and biological clocks, and uses a diverse array of model systems (e.g., Drosophila, lampreys, zebrafish, birds, salamanders, a variety of mammals, microbes, and plants). Our current effort to enhance our research portfolio includes building strength in the following areas: (1) biological timing systems and (2) responses to environmental change. For example, faculty hired recently in these areas study interactions of energy balance and circadian clocks, and the evolution of host-pathogen interactions. However, we are interested in any exciting area of Biology that enhances or complements facets of our departmental research. Research in the Department uses empirical, computational, and theoretical perspectives, and we invite prospective research programs that use any combination of these approaches.

With more than 500 life sciences faculty on one contiguous campus, there are excellent opportunities for scientific interaction and collaboration with programs in the Colleges 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. Applicants for both positions must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with postdoctoral experience (minimum 6 months) demonstrating excellence in their field. Evidence of an ability to obtain extramural grant support and/or some teaching experience is encouraged. Responsibilities for the successful candidates include (1) establishment of an independent research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) contribution to the teaching mission of the undergraduate program; (3) teaching and mentoring for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; and (4) service for the department, university, and profession. Competitive start-up funds and renovated laboratory space will be provided.

Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two-page description of the prospective research program (upload under Specific Request 1), 4) one-page description of teaching interests (upload under Specific Request 2), and 5) one-page statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion (upload under Specific Request 3). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Questions about the Department and/or these searches should be addressed to Dr. Vincent Cassone, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Kentucky, 101D Thomas Hunt Morgan Building, Lexington, KY 40506; email:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before October 15, 2019 are assured full consideration.

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