Assistant Professor
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, Position #'s 00014704 & 00016431

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Epigenetics Working Group (EWG) at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences are recruiting two highly motivated individuals for full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in the broad area of epigenetics including, but not limited to chromatin biology, DNA methylation, regulatory RNA, or epigenomics/ epitranscriptomics in development and/or disease. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. at the time of application and demonstrate a strong research record of scholarly achievements including excellent publications. Preference will be given to individuals who can bring skills or approaches complementary to current investigators in the EWG. Examples include, but are not limited to, unique experimental systems, animal models, or a strong background in combining computational methods and high-throughput sequencing to study the epigenetics of development and disease. The newly hired faculty members will be expected to join the EWG, supported by cutting-edge resources including bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and imaging core facilities.

Candidates should have a strong record of mentoring appropriate to their career stage and will be expected to contribute to the overall mission of the EWG, the Department, the School, and the University of North Dakota. In addition to developing independently funded and internationally recognized research programs, the successful candidates will advise and interact with undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, participate in the service and teaching missions of the Department, School, and University, and actively collaborate with the EWG. For more information on research in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, please visit the department website: . To find out more about the epigenetics group please visit our website:

The University of North Dakota is located in Grand Forks, a family-friendly community with excellent public schools and many cultural, recreational and sporting activities. Further information on UND and the local area can be found at

Any questions regarding the positions can be directed to Dr. Roxanne Vaughan @

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop an independent, extramurally funded research program complementing the current strengths in the Department including Epigenomics of disease and development.
  • Establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other faculty members in the Department, SMHS, and UND.
  • Actively seek grant funding from external agencies for individual and collaborative projects.
  • Maintain a productive extramurally funded research program commensurate with rank.
  • Teach medical students in a nationally recognized patient-centered learning medical school curriculum.
  • Teach and advise graduate students in the Department’s integrated biomedical sciences graduate program that offers M.S., Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. degrees.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of curriculum for the M.S., Ph.D., and M.D. programs.
  • Actively participate in the service missions of the Department, the SMHS, UND, and their profession.
  • Contribute to written progress reports and other documents as needed by the Department and EWG.
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
 Minimum Requirements
  • Must have a Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.
  • Minimum 3 years post-doctoral experience.
  • Minimum of 1 first or senior author peer reviewed journal publication within the last 5 years.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Expertise that complements current strengths in the Department in the area of epigenetics and epigenomics
  • Expertise with unique model systems and/or technologies
  • Strong publication record as evidenced by CV.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

Position: Assistant Professor
Renumeration/Salary: $85,000+/year commensurate with qualifications


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

Applicants MUST submit  on-line: 1) Curriculum Vitae, 2) statement of research accomplishments and goals (3-page maximum), 3) statement of teaching (3-page maximum), and 4) contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on 04/10/2020. Position is open until filled. 

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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