The Department of Genetics in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks an outstanding tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to fill one of several new faculty positions in Genetics. The department hosts one of the oldest undergraduate majors in Genetics in the country, is a member of a strong Ph.D. program, and runs a new Genetic Counseling masters program. We are part of a vibrant and interactive research community at Rutgers, an elite research institution, topping $608 million in yearly research funding (FY2017). Rutgers Life and Biomedical Sciences includes over 200 faculty members in the Departments of Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

Our 30 faculty members drive federally funded research programs in broad areas of genetics and genomics including cancer, computational, developmental, evolutionary, molecular, neuro- and neuropsychiatric, population, reproductive, statistical, and epigenetics, conducting research in humans, mice, zebrafish, fruit flies, nematodes, yeast and bacteria. We seek individuals with research interests that will complement and/or expand our existing strengths. Core resources, generous start-up funds, and modern laboratory space will be provided. Appropriate candidates will be considered for appointment to the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey.

Rutgers is a member of the AAU, the CIC, and the Big Ten, is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and boasts tremendous diversity among students, faculty, and majors. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity and especially encourage applications from women and minority scholars. The New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is located in central New Jersey, close to New York City, Philadelphia, beaches, and countryside.

 Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in genetics or a related field, a demonstrated record of significant research, the potential to make substantial contributions as an independent investigator, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants should submit a CV, a detailed statement of research interests, a teaching statement, and full contact information for three individuals willing to provide letters of reference. All job offers are contingent upon successful pre-employment background screening prior to commencement of employment. Applications should be submitted electronically at and inquiries made to Ms. Mary Carmona, . Review of applications will begin Nivember 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.