Open Rank Faculty Positions (tenured/tenure-track) - Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

The Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences in the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications for tenure-track or tenured faculty positions at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor levels. The positions will be supported by substantial start-up packages, highly competitive salaries, office/research space, and access to exceptional core facilities.

The Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences is a highly interdisciplinary unit with 34 faculty members who influence the fields of human genetics and genomics, model systems (including invertebrate, mouse, and human induced pluripotent stem cells), translational genomics, cancer genetics/genomics, systems biology research, chemical biology and therapeutics, developmental genetics, and clinical genetics. The Department includes the Center for Human Genetics, which encompasses all medical genetics activities at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and the Seidman Cancer Center, providing a unique bridge for translational studies. State-of-the-art research laboratories with access to core facilities in genomic sequencing, transcriptomics, pluripotent stem cell production, imaging, engineered mouse models, bioinformatics, high throughput chemical/drug screening and animal services significantly enhance research and training within the department. The Department has active PhD and genetic counseling (MS) graduate programs and medical genetics residency programs.

CWRU is located in Cleveland Ohio, a central Midwestern hub for art, culture, and sports that boasts a low cost of living and outstanding schools. The CWRU School of Medicine is the academic partner of 4 nationally and internationally renowned medical centers: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. CWRU values interdisciplinary thinking, creative collaboration and entrepreneurial ideas. It also believes strongly in the importance of diversity within its faculty, staff, and students.


Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD with a strong record of research accomplishments. Successful candidates are expected to develop innovative and externally funded research programs, participate in departmental education programs, and contribute to service opportunities. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a demonstrated record of success with substantial potential to obtain external funding. Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels should have robust and active research programs and demonstrable national or international reputations, respectively. Associate and Full Professor candidates should also be effective mentors and leaders.

This search will give preference to applicants who complement ongoing programs in translational research on genetic disorders, including but not limited to gene & RNAi therapy and delivery (including CRISPR, ASO, AAV, and related technologies), genomics (including single cell and multi-omic technologies), chemical biology (including high throughput screening and therapeutic discovery), cystic fibrosis (as part of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center), and glial biology (as part of the new Institute for Glial Biology).

Application Instructions

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plan (~3 pages), statement of contribution and commitment to diversity (<1 page), and contact information for 3 references to:

Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences Search Committee

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis. Questions may be directed to

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.