Assistant Professor of Biology - Genomics

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Classification:Assistant Professor (A9)
Grade:UNAC Grade 30
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Arts & Sciences
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applicants for a tenure track position in Genomics.


100-Support University of Alaska tripartite mission of performing teaching, research and public service -Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students -Teach courses in a manner consistent with the course content description -Hold office hours appropriate for the courses being taught -Conduct research in Biological science – Genomics -Provide university, professional, and community service -Help establish a strong externally funded program -Be proactive in developing and modifying curriculum for delivery and other teaching modalitiesEssential

Job Summary:

A PhD in biological sciences or closely related discipline and a strong record of research productivity are required. Postdoctoral or industry experience is required. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicant will contribute to research and teaching in the Department by developing extramurally funded research programs involving graduate and undergraduate students and teaching courses within our BS, BA, and MS degrees in Biological Sciences.

Candidates with expertise in genomics of humans, wildlife, plants or eukaryotic model organisms using next-generation sequencing technologies are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities could include principles of genetics, human genome, and upper division and graduate electives specific to the candidate’s area of expertise.

The Department of Biological Sciences at UAA specializes in Biomedical and Ecosystem Health Sciences with three core research foci: cellular, molecular and microbial biology; physiology and physiological ecology; and boreal and polar ecosystem ecology. Faculty participate in NSF EPSCoR and NEON, NIH INBRE, and other cross-cutting research programs within and outside the University of Alaska, and collaborate with colleagues from numerous state and federal health, land, wildlife, and fisheries management agencies. Faculty websites detailing current research interests can be found at

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicants must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. Potential for successful teaching at the University level. Potential to obtain extramural research funding. Potential to establish an independent research program. Research that will build on and add to existing research in the department.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to establish connections within and outside the university.
Ability to represent the department in the University.
Advanced graduate-level training in the field specified or in a closely allied field.

Required Experience:

Post Doctoral or industry experience.  Demonstrated work (teach, mentor, supervise, collaborate, etc.) with indigenous and/or under represented peoples.

Typical Education or Training:

Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or closely related discipline and a strong record of research productivity is required.

Special Instructions: 

Interested persons should apply by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae including recent publications, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information for three references.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Search Committee Chair: Dr. Khrys Duddleston at

Position open until filled, however, for full consideration applications should be received by October 9, 2017 

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