University of Oklahoma

Faculty Position in Genetics


The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce an open faculty position at any rank in the Department of Biology. As part of our Biology of Behavior strategic initiative, the department continues to build an internationally recognized center of excellence in studying mechanisms of organismal behavior. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in taking an integrative and multifaceted approach to revealing the ultimate and proximate causes of behavior. The Department of Biology already has a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave.

We seek to enhance the collaborative momentum of this initiative by hiring a Geneticist who uses leading-edge molecular, genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and/or related methods to understand the specification, regulation, and/or evolution of organismal behavior. We invite individuals with creative, innovative, and dynamic research programs who would like to be part of a strong group of researchers to apply for this faculty position.

The anticipated start date for this position is August 2022. For additional details, please visit


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a record of outstanding achievement as evidenced by publications. Preferred candidates will have a promising (Assistant professor) or externally funded (Associate/Full professor) research program. The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent training for graduate students and postdocs and mentor undergraduates in research and will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching (one course per semester) in areas such as genetics, genomics, behavioral genetics, and/or in their specific area of expertise.


Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a full curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and up to five selected reprints/preprints as PDF files. Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio at

Applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor should also arrange to have three signed letters of reference uploaded to their Interfolio application. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor may submit names and contact information for three references in lieu of letters.

Screening of candidates will begin October 20 and will continue until the positions are filled.


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Last updated: 2021-09-27