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Teaching Assistant Professor: Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development

About the Job: Non-Tenure Track Teaching faculty for the genetic counseling graduate program. This appointment is listed as full-time, but this is negotiable.

Responsibilities: Serve as a course director for 2 second year psychosocial issues genetic counseling courses (8913 & 8915). Participate in recruitment and admission activities, including reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. Coordinate and provide continual review of the program's Fieldwork/Clinical Rotation Placements (including schedules, clinical site visits, evaluations, online logbooks, student preparation, and student meetings). Develop a bank of clinical/fieldwork placements that would be options for undergraduate students who are enrolled in the minor. Serve as a research advisor for a minimum of new two student research projects each year. Attend Advisory Board meetings and serve on various committees. Take part in scholarly activities and participate in professional activities at a state and national level. Assist in the development and organization of annual supervisor training meeting.

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree in counseling psychology, experience teaching in a genetic counseling graduate program.  Board certified genetic counselor with at least 5 years of clinical experience.

To Apply:

  1. Visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
  2. Click the appropriate maroon box
  3. Enter 318732 in the keyword search box

Applications must be submitted online.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development (GCD) spans a broad spectrum of biological disciplines, including the storage and expression of information (genetics), its translation into the workings of individual cells (cell biology), and the assembly of cells into tissues and organ systems (development).

Our vision for the future of the department embraces three critical strategies: 1) integration of methods and ideas across disciplines, 2) collaborative projects that assemble the people required to achieve that integration, and 3) strategic use of model systems that provide the most powerful experimental access to important biological and medical problems. With our uniquely diverse expertise, these approaches allow us to build upon innovative basic science and to translate fundamental discoveries into direct benefits for society.