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Position: Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics
Institution: University of North Florida
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Duties: Teaching responsibilities will include introductory level courses, an upper level course in bioinformatics and courses in the area of specialty. Additional responsibilities will include the development and maintenance of an extramurally-funded research program focused on Bioinformatics. This will include pursuing and obtaining extramural grant support, performing research, recruiting and supervising M.S. students, and disseminating research results in presentations at professional conferences and manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. The individual is expected to contribute to departmental governance and conduct professional service activities
Requirements: Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or a related discipline; Note: applicants with a graduate degree in an area outside of biology will not be competitive for this position; Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses within the biology department curriculum; Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate research students; Excellence in laboratory-based research demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals; Demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program
   
Text: Skip to Main Content alternate_text_here UNF JOBS Home Search Jobs Create Account Log In Help Contact UNF HR Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics | | Please see Special Instructions for more details. Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents including a letter of interest, a teaching statement, a research statement under "Department Specific: See Special Instructions", a curriculum vitae, and unofficial copies of transcripts at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must include names and contact information for at least three professional references within the application. Letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates selected for campus interview. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Waddell at 904-620-1958 or d.s.waddell@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on 12/01/2020 and continue until the position is filled. Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics Position Number 312810 Requisition Number B07357 Position Type Faculty 9-10 Months Class Code Time-limited through N/A Type of Appointment Tenure-Track, Full-Time Faculty Position Sub-Type Regular Length of Appointment 9 months Internal Recruitment? No Working Hours 8:00am-5:00pm Department Biology Organization COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES Division Academic Affairs - DIV College College of Arts and Sciences Approved Hiring Salary Range Pay Basis Annually EOD In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion. The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation. Carnegie UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens. Faculty Initiatives The University of North Florida promotes the quality and effectiveness of education and strives to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service. UNF strategically supports an aim to operate as a preeminent, vibrantly inclusive employer in higher education. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond. General Description / Primary Purpose The Department of Biology within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida (UNF) invites applications for a state-funded, tenure-track assistant professor position in bioinformatics. UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution located in Jacksonville, Florida and is home to six colleges and over 17,000 students. The Department of Biology at UNF has two main pillars of research focus, including an established Coastal and Marine Biology program and a newly initiated Biomedical Sciences program. This assistant professor position in bioinformatics will contribute to the expanding University-wide Biomedical Sciences program. In addition, there are numerous opportunities to establish collaborations with high profile regional biomedical research institutions in the greater Jacksonville area. The successful candidate will have first-hand experience in large-scale genomics/genetics/bioinformatics/big data analyses utilizing wet lab techniques and/or a relevant laboratory model system that is grounded in the study of human health and disease and integrates bioinformatic approaches. The ideal candidate will also be expected to develop an internationally recognized, vibrant, and well-funded, research program of exceptional caliber. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory level courses, an upper level course in bioinformatics, biochemistry, molecular cell biology, and courses in the area of specialty. Essential Duties Job Function Teaching responsibilities will include introductory level courses, an upper level course in bioinformatics and courses in the area of specialty. Additional responsibilities will include the development and maintenance of an extramurally-funded research program focused on Bioinformatics. This will include pursuing and obtaining extramural grant support, performing research, recruiting and supervising M.S. students, and disseminating research results in presentations at professional conferences and manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals. The individual is expected to contribute to departmental governance and conduct professional service activities. Percentage Of Time Marginal Functions Required Qualifications Faculty Position Required Qualifications • Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, biology, biochemistry or a related discipline; Note: applicants with a graduate degree in an area outside of biology will not be competitive for this position. • Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses within the biology department curriculum; • Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate research students; • Excellence in laboratory-based research demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals; • Demonstrated potential to establish an independent research program. Preferred Qualifications: • Postdoctoral experience; • Record of seeking extramural research support evidenced by proposal submission and/or receipt of funding awards. Departmental Requirements N/A Statement(s) of Understanding Definition This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check. The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator. Required Licensure or Certification N/A Machines/Equipment used regularly N/A Anticipated Start Date 08/09/2021 Job Posting Date 10/30/2020 Application Review Date 12/01/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Point of Contact Information Dr. David Waddell Hiring Official Dr. Cliff Ross Location if not Jacksonville N/A Special Instructions Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents including a letter of interest, a teaching statement, a research statement under “Department Specific: See Special Instructions”, a curriculum vitae, and unofficial copies of transcripts at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must include names and contact information for at least three professional references within the application. Letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates selected for campus interview. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. David Waddell at 904-620-1958 or d.s.waddell@unf.edu. Initial review of applications will begin on 12/01/2020 and continue until the position is filled. Quicklink http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/15094 Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). 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