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Clemson University Center for Human Genetics

One Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Clemson University invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor as part of a Cluster Hire at the Center for Human Genetics, with an expected start date of August 2023. Clemson University offers competitive salaries, benefits, and start-up funds.

Areas of special interest include but are not limited to, theoretical population genetics, statistical genetics, systems genetics, comparative evolutionary genomics of disease, and genomic data analysis. However, all computational areas with the potential to significantly advance the field of human genetics will be considered. Please apply via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/113071.

The position is in genetics/genomics. Applicants whose research combines experimental laboratory work and computational approaches are especially desirable. Areas of special interest are the mechanisms by which variation in epigenetic modification, gene regulatory networks, chromatin conformation and nuclear architecture affect variation in human health and disease. However, all areas with the potential to significantly advance the field of human genetics will be considered. This position will be based in Self Regional Hall in Greenwood, SC. Please apply via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/113072

The mission of the Center for Human Genetics (https://scienceweb.clemson.edu/chg/) is to understand the principles and mechanisms by which genetic and environmental factors affect human health and disease. Laboratory facilities for the successful genetics/genomics candidate will be in Self Regional Hall, a 17,000-square-foot building located in Greenwood, South Carolina on the Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus. The computational genetics/genomics candidates will share a bioinformatics suite with private offices and a large student/postdoc office on the main Clemson campus. The Center for Human Genetics provides a vibrant interactive research environment with state-of-the-art genomic and computational resources and is ideally configured for collaborative research. The successful applicant will be part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that includes the research, diagnostic, and clinical geneticists at the Greenwood Genetic Center, the genetics, genomics, statistics, and bioinformatics faculty at Clemson University, the USC School of Medicine in Greenville, and the Prisma Health System. The home department will be determined by the fit of the applicant’s research interests with the mission of the Department of Biological Sciences (https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/biosci/) or the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (https://www.clemson.edu/science/academics/departments/genbio/).

Clemson University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment (http://www.clemson.edu/inclusion/). We encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a commitment to mentoring colleagues and students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences. We are also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.

Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop a vigorous and independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity inclusion; and participate in relevant undergraduate and graduate education programs.

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) a cover letter; (2) a Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement of research interests including future plans; (4) statement of teaching interests and experience; (5) a statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and (6) up to three reprints in one PDF. Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation on their behalf.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Trudy Mackay (tmackay@clemson.edu).

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 1, 2023. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment.