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Assistant/Associate Professor - Genetics and Biochemistry

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 26, 2023

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Clemson University: College of Science: Genetics & Biochemistry
Assistant/Associate Professor - Genetics and Biochemistry

Location: Jordan 100


The Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR level. We seek candidates with expertise in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or genetics, a demonstrated record of productivity and scientific excellence, and a commitment to enhancing the breadth, depth, and diversity of our research programs (

Topics of particular interest include models of human disease, infectious disease, plant biology, and adaptations to stress. Applicants using any model organism system will be considered. The Department is committed to inclusive excellence within the sciences and encourages all candidates interested to apply. For full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2023. Anticipated start date is August 2024.

About the Department:

The Department of Genetics and Biochemistry boasts a talented group of faculty members who are recognized both nationally and internationally as respected leaders in their fields. Genetics and biochemistry are keys to understanding the natural world. Students in the department partner with distinguished educators to use these keys to solve complex challenges and work with all types of organisms, from microbes to plants and humans.

Clemson has excellent research facilities, including the Life Sciences Building and the Biosystems Research Complex with exceptional greenhouses, with additional resources including the globally ranked Palmetto high performance computing cluster, the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility, state-of-the-art light microscopy, electron microscopy, state-of-the art vivarium, and a multi-user analytical laboratory. There are many opportunities for collaboration across a wide group of partners on and off campus.

For more information about the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry and its programs, please visit

A number of the Genetics and Biochemistry faculty are members of Center for Human Genetics or the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovations Center, both NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence.

For more information about Clemson, please visit the website


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, or a related discipline with a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training. The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded research program, participate in graduate student training programs and contribute to teaching of an advanced undergraduate course. A competitive salary commensurate with background and experience and a benefits package are included. Attractive start-up funds and state-of-the-art laboratory space will be provided.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio at

(1) Cover letter that includes a description of research interests and experience
(2) CV including at least three references for potential contact after initial review
(3) Statement of research interests and future plans
(4) Statement describing teaching philosophy

For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Kerry Smith (, Chair of the search committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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 and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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