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Faculty Positions in Complex Systems


The Center for the Study of Complex Systems (CSCS) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in complex systems science. This position will be a joint appointment with the Biophysics Department.  This is a University-year appointment at the Assistant Professor level although more senior applicants will be considered as well. The expected start date is 1 September 2018. 



Required Qualifications

We seek applications from scientists bringing cutting-edge theoretical, mathematical, computational and/or experimental concepts or techniques from the physical sciences to study complex emergent behavior of biological systems at all levels of organization. We are considering applications in all areas of biophysics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, protein interaction and genetic networks, self-assembly and self-organization in cell or developmental biology, and the collective behavior of populations of cells from microorganisms to neurons. This faculty position will be a joint appointment between CSCS and the Biophysics Program at the University of Michigan.

How to Apply

All application materials must be uploaded here.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree related to an appropriate biophysics area. The successful candidate is expected to establish a funded and sustainable independent research program and to contribute effectively to both Departments' undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. Applicants must submit a CV, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, at least three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. If you should have any questions, please feel free to send an email to or call (734)-764-1146.

The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.