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Clemson University: College of Science: Genetics & Biochemistry
Assistant Professor - Human Genetics

Location: Greenwood, SC

Position Description

Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Center for Human Genetics, with an expected start date of August 2022. Clemson University offers competitive salaries, benefits and start-up funds.

The successful applicant will have an accomplished research record at the forefront of human genetics/genomics. Applicants whose research combines experimental laboratory work and computational approaches are especially desirable. Areas of special interest are the mechanisms by which variation in epigenetic modification, gene regulatory networks, chromatin conformation and nuclear architecture affect variation in human health and disease. However, all areas with the potential to significantly advance the field of human genetics will be considered.

The Center for Human Genetics ( is housed in Self Regional Hall, a new 17,000-square-foot building located in Greenwood, South Carolina on Greenwood Genetic Center Partnership Campus. The Center for Human Genetics provides a vibrant interactive research environment with state-of-the-art genomic and computational resources, and is ideally configured for collaborative research with excellent bioinformatics facilities and state-of-the-art molecular laboratories. The Center for Human Genetics and the Greenwood Genetic Center are well-equipped for genomics, proteomics and metabolomics research, including NovaSeq 6000 and PacBio Sequel II sequencers. Successful applicants will be part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment that includes the research, diagnostic and clinical geneticists at the Greenwood Genetic Center, the genetics, genomics, statistics and bioinformatics faculty at Clemson University, the USC School of Medicine in Greenville and the Greenville Health System. The home department will be determined by the fit of the applicant's research interests with the mission of one of the departments in the College of Science (, including the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry (, the Department of Mathematical Sciences ( and the Department of Biological Sciences (

Clemson University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of faculty scholars dedicated to working and teaching in a multi-cultural environment ( We encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring colleagues and students from demographic groups underrepresented in the sciences. We are also supportive of the needs of dual-career couples.


Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree and have postdoctoral experience. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop a vigorous and independent, externally funded and nationally recognized research program; demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity inclusion; and participate in relevant undergraduate and graduate education programs.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following items via Interfolio at

(1) cover letter;

(2) Curriculum Vitae;

(3) statement of research interests including future plans;

(4) statement of teaching interests and experience;

(5) statement describing past experience and/or future plans to promote diversity and inclusion; and

(6) up to three reprints in one PDF.

Applicants should also arrange, through Interfolio, the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation on their behalf.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2021. Review will continue until the position is filled..

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Trudy Mackay (

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.


Job Information

  • Job ID: 59331320
  • Location:
    Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor - Human Genetics
  • Company Name: Clemson University
  • Job Function: Other
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