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Assistant Professor of Biology – Genetics

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Job Location:
Princess Anne, 21853

The Department of Natural Sciences (DNS) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of biology in the area of genetics/genomics. DNS houses the biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and environmental science undergraduate programs and graduate programs in Chemistry, Marine-Estuarine and Environmental Sciences (MEES), and Toxicology. We seek candidates whose expertise and work bridge these programs and who demonstrate experience in genetics and genomics that may include genetic mechanisms, epigenetics, transcription and gene regulatory networks, coding and noncoding mechanisms of action and function, developmental genetics and signaling, and genome-environment interactions. Candidates using animal models such as zebrafish and fruit flies are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should have the capacity to teach a diverse student population and prepare students broadly for futures in graduate and professional schools. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate genome science, genes and development, principles of genetics, graduate/ professional level molecular genetics, and/or courses in the candidate’s area of interest and expertise.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in genetics, biology, or related field, accomplishment in publishing, and experience teaching or mentoring undergraduates. Candidates will develop an extramurally funded research program, mentor undergraduate students through their capstone research experiences, train graduate students in the Toxicology graduate program, and contribute to departmental and program self-governance.

Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae including publication list; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, approach, and experience; (4) a statement that describes the applicant’s prior and current research and their vision and plans for future research; (5) a statement that describes the applicant’s commitment to and experience in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and (6) the names and contact information for three current, professional references. Qualified applicants should apply via the UMES HR website Process questions may be referred to; position questions to Dr. Jonathan Cumming: Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, Email:, Telephone: 410-651-6014.

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