Assistant Professor

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Position Number000043Working TitleAssistant ProfessorClassification Title9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollegeColl of Computing&Informatics (Col)DepartmentBioinformatics and GenomicsPosition DesignationFacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per year9Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Bioinformatics & Genomics Department is to develop novel computational approaches to important biological problems and to provide training in the science that underlies them.

Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesDescription of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, conduct research in their fields of expertise and participate in academic service and interdisciplinary activities. The successful candidate will set up his/her lab on the UNC Charlotte campus and is expected to develop and maintain an externally-funded bioinformatics research program

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related discipline such as Computer Science or Computational Biology. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in research via a strong publication record and will develop and maintain an independent externally-funded research program. A strong commitment to mentoring and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is required.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications


Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for at least three references
4) Statement of research interests (max 5 pages)
5) Statement of teaching philosophy (max 2 pages), and
6) PDFs of three publications

For additional information about the department, please visit our website at For questions about the position or the application, please contact Dr. Daniel Janies [email protected]

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date08/26/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDate Review of Applications will Begin09/02/2019Proposed Hire Date07/01/2020If time-limited, please indicate appointment end dateContact Information

Dr. Dan Janies
[email protected]

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  5. Research Interest Statement
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Posted: 9/11/2019
Application Due: 11/10/2019
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