Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Biological Sciences
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Dec 3, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 126757

About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of computational biology. The ideal candidate will develop an original research program that addresses fundamental questions about complex biological systems using and/or developing quantitative and computational tools for the analysis of large datasets. We especially encourage applicants who are working at the level of genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes, metabolites, and/or cell populations to investigate genetic interactions, gene expression regulation, biological networks, and/or their evolution. Priority will be given to applicants whose research program complements departmental strengths in Genetic and Molecular Interactions, Global Change Biology, and/or Infectious Diseases.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biology or a related field (e.g. Statistics, Math) and will join a diverse biology department with over 30 tenured/tenure-track and teaching faculty members. The university is committed to encouraging interactions among data scientists on campus through a newly developed Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Data Science which provides seed grants, hosts seminars and data salons, and assists in developing educational resources. Computational infrastructure on campus is available through the Spiedie high performance computing cluster (with increases in capacity currently being implemented). The successful candidate will contribute to the department's teaching mission through undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise and will mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically underrepresented in computational biology and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biology, Computational Biology, or a related field (e.g. Statistics, Math). Applicants must have received a PhD (or equivalent) degree by the anticipated start date (fall 2021).

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement, along with the names of three references to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com.




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Posted: 12/4/2020
Application Due: 6/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time