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Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Dec. 7, 2022
Title Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 7H180:Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Chemistry - General
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - General
The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, or FULL professor level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree. Senior applicants must have an active, extramurally funded research program. For junior applicants, extramural funding is not required. Competitive start-up funds and appropriate space will be offered.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research area complements existing departmental strengths in the structural and cellular biology of cardiovascular, neurological, and metabolic diseases as well as cancer. Translational research programs that encompass aspects of both basic and clinical research are of special interest. The Department offers a stimulating and collaborative environment, with a strong graduate program, and shared, state-of-the-art equipment. Our present research funding is ranked in the top 30 nationally. The University of Kentucky houses an NCI-designated Cancer Center, a federally supported Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and a Clinical and Translational Science Award. In addition, the University is undergoing a significant expansion of its biomedical research program. For further information about the Department, please visit:

Evaluation of applicants will begin January 1st, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of current and future research (≤ 5 pages with a ½ page abstract) (Specific Request 1), teaching philosophy (≤ 2 pages) (Specific Request 2), and contributions to diversity (≤ 2 pages) (Specific Request 3), as well as the names of three references.

Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee at:

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety, and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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