The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of computer science with a specialty in bioinformatics, beginning in August 2013. (Candidates with extensive prior experience may be considered for appointment at a higher rank.) This position will be at the center of a new interdisciplinary initiative in bioinformatics at Rhodes College, and will be part of a growing program in computer science. The faculty member will develop and teach a new undergraduate course in bioinformatics and will act as an adviser and supervisor for students in the field. A notable feature of the position is the possibility of research collaboration with faculty at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The successful applicant must possess a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college and to continued scholarly activity in some area of bioinformatics. Applicants should hold or expect to receive the Ph.D. in computer science, or a closely allied discipline, by August 2013. Duties of the position include teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate computer science curriculum; the teaching load is 3-2. Supervision of undergraduate research is also expected.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.
Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and is the nation's 19th largest city. The city provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities. Read more about Memphis at http://www.rhodes.edu/about/22775.asp .
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter that addresses your interest in a career at a liberal arts college, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement describing current and anticipated research activity, and three letters of recommendation (also submitted through the online system), including at least one that addresses teaching in detail. Review of completed applications will begin on January 4, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.