Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

Rank :

Assistant Professor 9115

Regular (PIN) or Long Term Contractual Faculty:


Open Date:


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Duties and Responsibilities :

The Department of Natural Sciences is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure track position for the Assistant Professor Rank in Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will provide instruction to undergraduate students in Introductory and advanced Bioinformatics Programming (Python and R) courses, as well as upper-level elective(s) courses. The candidate will establish a productive and vibrant student-based research program in the area of Computational Genomics, Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and will develop Bioinformatics tools and databases, while actively contributing to student advisement and mentorship of scholarly activities. Candidate must be ready to be an active participant in departmental and University-wide committees. Our student-focused department requires a candidate with strong commitment to excellence in teaching and coordination, as well as a great appreciation for experiential learning to support our current models for high-impact practice in undergraduate STEM education. The candidate should:

  • Provide instruction in Bioinformatics Programming (Python and R) courses and related advanced level electives with a strong commitment to curriculum transformation and excellence in teaching.
  • Establish a productive, student-centered, undergraduate research program in the area of next generation sequencing and Bioinformatics tools development. Incorporate experiential learning activities into research program.
  • Active participant in scholarly activities, advises and mentors students and serves on committees

Conditions of Employment:

Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials. Proof of US citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986).

Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University.

For best consideration please apply by October 7, 2022.


Postdoctoral experience in Bioinformatics, and or Computational Genomics. Experience teaching Introductory as well as advanced Bioinformatics Programming (Python and R) courses in the field, is preferred.


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field(s).
  • Strong research profile in Bioinformatics, with a focus on computational genomics and Next-Generation sequencing.
  • Excellent Bioinformatics Programming skills in Python and R, as shown by quality publications and articles in the top journals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Capable of establishing collaborative research programs involving undergraduate students. Evidence of experience spearheading or participating in experiential learning models a plus.
  • Experience working with various stakeholders, such as students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Experience working with underrepresented minorities in STEM.





Bowie State University, a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), is a regional, comprehensive, and historically black university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and a doctorate in education. Located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the University includes a diverse faculty and student population.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. The University boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.

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