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Assistant/Associate Professor: Tenure Track Research: GI Division

University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dependent on qualifications
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

About the Job

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota is seeking excellent and diverse applicants for a tenure-track non-clinical, 100% bench research faculty position with an appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor based on experience and qualifications. Potential areas of research interests include, but are not limited to, liver cancer, NAFLD/NASH, the microbiome, IBD, immunotherapy, spatial and single cell transcriptomics, and innovative biomaterials for gene and drug delivery. Applicants must have a PhD, MD or PhD and MD in biomedical sciences or a related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to develop a robust externally funded research program, initiate interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and maintain a strong publication record.
Information about the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition can be found at or Excellent opportunities exist for close collaboration with faculty in other departments of the University of Minnesota Medical School and with the numerous medical technology companies in the Twin Cities (, one of the nation's most vibrant and diverse metropolitan communities. Candidates interested in cancer and/or stem cell research can become a member of the Masonic Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center (, and the Stem Cell Institute.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are complete. Applicants should provide a cover letter listing names and contact information for at least three references, their complete curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements along with a diversity statement outlining experience, vision and philosophy for fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment. Questions may be directed to

You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach the requested application materials. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


Required Qualifications:
-PhD, MD or PhD and MD in biomedical sciences or a related discipline

Preferred Qualifications:
-Demonstrated history of successful external research funding or evidence of potential for
obtaining external research funding;
-Evidence of a publication record in relevant peer-reviewed journals


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services 
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. 

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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