Assistant Professor

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Position Number001073Working TitleAssistant ProfessorClassification Title9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollegeColl of Computing&Informatics (Col)DepartmentPosition 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 demonstrate excellence in research via a strong publication record, aptitude to secure extramural funding, support and foster diversity, as well as a commitment to mentoring and teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an independent externally-funded research program. The Bioinformatics and Genomics Department is research-intensive with both a Ph.D. program in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and a M.S. program in Bioinformatics. Faculty in the Department support an undergraduate Bioinformatics Minor and Bioinformatics Concentrations within the BS and BA degrees in Computer Science. This position will work primarily at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, NC and will collaborate with faculty at NCRC, in addition to faculty on the UNC Charlotte main campus and researchers from other domestic and international research institutions if possible.

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 the biological, computational or related sciences. We seek applicants working in any organismal system, whose research has the potential to relate to the areas of human health and nutrition. In particular, we are interested in candidates with expertise in omics approaches.

Necessary Licenses/CertificationsSpecial Notes to Applicants

The Department has excellent BSL-2 and BSL-3 wet lab facilities, several high-performance computer clusters, and dedicated space for postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, contact information for at least three references, a statement of research interests (max three pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (max three pages), a statement of fostering diversity (max three pages), and PDFs of three peer-reviewed publications. Please highlight potential contributions to UNC Charlotte and the NCRC within the statement of research interests.

The chosen candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

The chosen candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

Job Open Date09/03/2020Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDate Review of Applications will BeginProposed Hire DateIf 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. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Interest Statement
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Diversity Statement
  7. Other Document
  8. Other Document 2
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Posted: 9/9/2020
Application Due: 12/8/2020
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