ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Georgia College & State University invites applications for a tenure track position in Computational Biology to begin August 1st, 2023. We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to liberal arts education, can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, and possesses the ability to work with a culturally diverse student, faculty and staff population. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 contact hours/semester. Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses including introductory biology and environmental sciences courses (majors and non-majors), introductory courses in computational biology as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop an independent research program in a facility equipped with high-performance computing capacity.
There are two undergraduate majors within the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. We currently have 27 full time faculty members in the department with about 400 undergraduate biology majors, 100 environmental science majors, and an M.S. program in biology with approximately 20 students pursuing thesis and non-thesis degrees. For more information about the department visit us at http://www.gcsu.edu/biology/.
- Research experience that demonstrates knowledge and applications in the area of computational biology (demonstrated by publication record).
- Ph.D. (ABD with Ph.D. completed by August 1st, 2023, considered) in Biological Sciences or related field.
- The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
- At least one year of teaching experience.
- Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 (www.sacscoc.org (faculty credentials))
- Ability to teach introductory biology and/or environmental sciences courses and contribute to the core curriculum as well as upper division courses in computational biology or bioinformatics (e.g., Introduction to Computational Biology, Programming for Biologist, Statistics in R, etc.).
- Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., R, Python, Ruby, Perl, C/C++)
- Ability and willingness to engage undergraduates and graduates in research.
Interested candidates should apply online with this link and include a letter of application, vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 1-page research statement, unofficial transcripts and names of three references. This position is open until filled, but completed applications received prior to January 26th, 2023, will receive full consideration. We encourage people from underrepresented groups in STEM to apply as we value a diverse faculty body.
The Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences resides in the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest of the university’s four colleges. Approximately 195 full-time faculty in 13 departments teach 3,000 students with majors encompassing arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, sciences and mathematics, fine and performing arts, and select professional programs.
Georgia College is known for combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public universities. The university’s main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship. We value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms. Georgia College seeks faculty who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission and are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service.
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understand, fosters and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.