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Position Summary: The Department of Genetics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure track faculty position. The Department of Genetics ( provides an outstanding environment for groundbreaking research, career development and interface with other units that perform basic, translational and clinical research. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, innovative and internationally recognized research program focused on human/mammalian genetics, genomics and/or computational biology. Priority will be given to candidates with analytical/computational programs; candidates who have additional, limited needs for experimental work will also be considered. Candidates with training in genomics, statistical genetics, computational biology, data science or a closely related field are encouraged to apply. Candidates will be expected to engage in the training, mentorship and supervision of graduate students and postdocs, participate in teaching, and engage in collaborative research.

Minimum Educational Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree in Genetics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, or other related field.

Qualification & Experience Requirements: Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree by the date of appointment. They should have a solid record of scholarly productivity, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, fellowship awards, and participation in national and international meetings. Evidence of excellence in teaching, an ability to obtain extramural grant funding, as well as strong oral and written communication skills are strongly desired. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to UNC-Chapel Hill’s commitment to diversity and excellence. Faculty appointment level and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Candidate Instructions: Please apply online at

All candidates must apply online and submit a cover letter, resume, brief (maximum of 1,500 words) statement of ongoing and planned research, concise statement of personal contribution to diversity (maximum one page) and names and contact information for four references. In addition, because the Department of Genetics is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, candidates should provide a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. The statement should include the applicant’s perspectives and personal/professional track record of engagement and activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as a vision of how their work at UNC will continue to support this mission. Examples include family, community, civic, religious, political, academic or work efforts that further the goals of equity and inclusion. Additional questions about the application process may be directed to Sam Robinson, Human Resources Consultant at (919) 966-7036 or

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.