Ohio State University, Molecular Genetics

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Position ID:OSU-MolGen-OESMG [#27091]
Position Title: Ohio Eminent Scholar in Molecular Genetics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biology / Molecular Genetics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2024/01/31)
Position Description:    

Ohio Eminent Scholar in Molecular Genetics

Department of Molecular Genetics

College of Arts and Sciences

Position Overview

The Department of Molecular Genetics in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Ohio Eminent Scholar in Molecular Genetics, an endowed, tenure-track position at the Associate or Full Professor level. The Ohio Eminent Scholars (OES) Program, created by the Ohio General Assembly and administered by the Ohio Board of Regents, aims to enhance the national eminence of selected outstanding academic programs at Ohio universities by attracting internationally recognized scholars. Applications are sought from those with a distinguished track record of investigating fundamental biological questions in any system. 

 Education and Experience Requirements

·        Required: PhD and/or MD degree; established record of creativity and excellence in research; evidence of an independent research program; commitment to teaching/mentoring. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to building a diverse intellectual community, in line with OSU’s Shared Values (see below).

·        Desired: Strong track record as a mentor; experience with interdisciplinary research

How to Apply

Apply to the Careers at Ohio State website at https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Ohio-Eminent-Scholar-in-Molecular-Genetics_R97673-1. A competitive application consists of a: (1) Cover letter, (2) Curriculum vitae, (3) Research Statement summarizing research accomplishments and plans (up to 4 pages), and (4) Teaching and Mentoring statement summarizing your approaches, experience, and philosophy on teaching, learning, and mentoring (up to 2 pages). Applicants who advance in the selection process will be asked for names and contact information for three references at a later date. Application review will begin on March 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Sharon Amacher at amacher.6@osu.edu.

The College

With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university. The College provides extraordinary opportunities to collaborate across disciplines, blending creativity and analysis to truly be at the forefront of thought. The breadth and depth of knowledge in the college gives students and researchers the critical thinking and adaptability essential for a lifetime of success.

The Department

The Department of Molecular Genetics (https://molgen.osu.edu/) includes more than thirty faculty investigating diverse biological questions spanning molecules to systems. Research efforts are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure in the Department and across campus in specialized core facilities. Molecular Genetics faculty collaborate within the Department, with other departments, and as active members of campus-wide focal groups including the Center for RNA Biology, the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Translational Data Analytics Institute. The university is also home to the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center.

The University

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.

The Ohio State University’s Shared Values include Excellence and Impact, Diversity and Innovation, Inclusion and Equity, Care and Compassion, and Integrity and Respect. Our university community welcomes differences, encourages open-minded exploration and courageous thinking, and upholds freedom of expression.

Ohio State is a dynamic community where opportunity thrives, and individuals transform themselves and their world. Positions are available in countless fields and specialties. Become a Buckeye and contribute to an incredible legacy that serves to guide our future and shape a better tomorrow.

The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has established Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty and their loved ones. Service offerings include dual careers partner consultations, identifying potential employers and/or employment opportunities, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and in the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are provided to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering or transitioning to The Ohio State University.

In addition to being responsive to dual-career opportunities, we strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Ohio State is an NSF ADVANCE institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. Beyond its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Wooster Campus, which houses Ohio State ATI.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.


Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. 

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Contact: Sharon Amacher
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Department of Molecular Genetics
The Ohio State University
484 W 12th Ave, Rm 154
Columbus OH 43210
Web Page: https://molgen.osu.edu/