Assistant Professor

Rochester, NY

Computational Evolutionary Geneticist/Genomicist

Department of Biology


The Department of Biology at the University of Rochester invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in evolutionary genetics and genomics. We are searching for applicants whose research program uses computational approaches to answer important theoretical or applied questions in evolutionary biology and who would complement our existing strengths in genetics and genomics. We are especially interested in those who envision making advances in phylogenetics, population genetics, molecular evolution, comparative genomics or population biology.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring. Applicants should have a PhD awarded no later than January 2024 and academic credentials commensurate with a candidate’s current position. The University of Rochester offers strong institutional support, including state of the art computing infrastructure, and a rich environment for interactions beyond our department, including the Goergen Institute for Data Science and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Complete applications include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and plans, a statement of teaching qualifications and interests, three letters of reference, pdfs of three publications, and a statement on advancing equity and fostering an inclusive and diverse community in academia. The diversity and inclusion statement may include your values, past experience, future plans, and/or leadership in relationship to teaching, research, or service. Instructions for supplying the reference letters are provided on the application website ( . Applicant screening will start November 1 and will continue until candidates for interviews have been chosen. The anticipated start date of the position is July 2024.

Salary: $100,000 – $115,000

The referenced pay range represents the full base range of pay for this job. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range and established based on market data, experience and expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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