New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in bioinformatics beginning August 2013. A PhD in Bioinformatics or a related field is required, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have expert use of genomic databases, strong capabilities in data mining/pattern recognition, and the ability to teach an upper level biology course with lab. Clear evidence of significant scientific programming and tool development experience is necessary. The candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and to working collaboratively with others in both a teaching and a research setting.
New College of Florida, the nationally recognized honors college of the State University System of Florida, is a small, highly selective, innovative liberal arts institution situated on Sarasota Bay. With the help of faculty sponsors, students plan their own academic programs through a series of semester contracts and receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. A senior thesis is required of all students, and undergraduate research is a vital component of the curriculum. A high percentage of New College students pursue a Phd or advanced professional degree.
The position to be filled is a Public-Private collaboration with significant research opportunities through the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to lung biology and the prevention, treatment, and cure of respiratory disease. For the first two years of the appointment the successful candidate will spend fall semester at New College and the spring semester and summer at LRRI where they will be comfortably supported and provided with a research rich environment. Following the first two years of the appointment, the faculty member will spend both fall and spring semester at New College, with the opportunity for continued summer research at at LRRI.
While at New College, the primary teaching responsibility is in bioinformatics, broadly construed. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach genomics, datamining and an advanced biology lab, with additional contributions at the introductory and advanced levels. The successful candidate will teach two classes a semester, sponsor tutorials and independent student projects, and pursue external support for their research. The candidate is expected to play a central role in the development of Bioinformatics at New College and we are particularly interested in applicants whose training indicates a broad spectrum of skills.
Applicants are asked to send a letter of application including a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, a description of proposed research including how undergraduates would be involved and a statement of teaching philosophy. The Division is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. To apply online, submit information under the bionformatics posting on New College of Florida's career website.
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