College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Institute for Genomic Biology - Professor (Open Rank) in the area of Human Sociogenomics (F1300007)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, seeks candidates who examine the interdependence of biology and social behavior, with a particular interest in human sociogenomics, to fill multiple faculty positions in the social and behavioral sciences. The new science of genomics reveals that environmental factors can affect the activity of genes, rendering incomplete the deterministic, genes-to-behavior model that has long dominated biology. By providing a biological explanation for how social factors can "get under the skin," sociogenomics allows for a deeper analysis of the microfoundations of human social behavior that can unite the social and life sciences. We seek social scientists who use genomics to inform the interface between biology and classic issues in the social sciences that focus on environmental contributors to human functioning.
We welcome applications from senior and mid-career scholars in various fields - including anthropology, communication, political science, psychology, sociology, and related fields - whose research agenda engages the biological sciences, broadly defined. We also invite biological science scholars whose research lies at the interface with the social sciences. Applicants must have an earned doctorate and qualifications appropriate to appointment with tenure as an Associate or Full Professor. Applicants should have a distinguished publication record with experience with collaborative research projects that bridge the life sciences and social and behavioral sciences; evidence of both graduate and undergraduate teaching excellence; and a strong record of attracting external grants to fund their research. The University of Illinois is positioned to be a global leader in this emerging area of research bridging campus strengths in the social, behavioral and biological sciences and has a significant research culture and resources in the Institute for Genomic Biology and the Beckman Institute.
These senior level positions are part of a new multi-year Strategic Excellence Hiring Program at Illinois that focuses on (a) Information, Technology, and Society; (b) Human Health and Wellness; (c) Energy and Sustainability; and (d) Culture, Communication, and Global Issues.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ).