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A link to the application can be found at and at Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree related to an appropriate biophysics area. The successful candidate is expected to establish a funded and sustainable independent research program and to contribute effectively to both Departments’ undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Applicants must submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, at least three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. If you should have any questions, please feel free to send an email to or call (734)-764-1146.


Job Summary

Biophysics and the Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) at the University of Michigan seek applicants for a joint tenure track faculty position. This is a University-year appointment at the assistant professor level, although more senior applicants will be considered as well. The expected start date is 1 September 2018.

Required Qualifications*

We seek applications from scientists bringing cutting-edge theoretical, mathematical, computational and/or experimental concepts or techniques from the physical sciences to study complex emergent behavior of biological systems at all levels of organization. We are considering applications in all areas of biophysics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, protein interaction and genetic networks, self-assembly and self-organization at the molecular, cellular or developmental levels, and the collective behavior of populations of cells from microorganisms to neurons. This faculty position will be a joint appointment between the Biophysics Program and CSCS at the University of Michigan.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

 The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.