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The Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor, Michigan) seeks to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level.

We encourage candidates to apply who have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent, and are employing classical and modern approaches to address fundamental questions in genetics and genomics. Recruited faculty will join a highly collaborative community of more than forty investigators, whose research is well integrated with other basic science and clinical departments and institutes at the University of Michigan. Information about research being conducted in the Department can be found at

Successful candidates will be provided laboratory and office space at the Medical School along with a competitive start-up package to develop a robust research program. We expect candidates will contribute to our faculty's strong interest in developing trainees at all levels, including teaching in the classroom and mentoring trainees in the laboratory. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement summarizing past and future research plans (3 pages), teaching philosophy (1 page), statement outlining commitment to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion (1 page), and three letters of recommendation. Completed applications will start to be reviewed on October 7th, 2023.  All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences, and dual career couples.

For questions about the position or the application process, please contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jacob Mueller (

Desired Qualifications*

  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three-page description of research experience with an emphasis on future plans
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Teaching and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) statements are recommended

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.