Biology Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics
Position: Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics
Type: Tenure-track Faculty
The Agnes Scott College Biology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in bioinformatics or related area to begin August of 2024. The ideal candidate will carry out original research that will incorporate undergraduates. The biology department faculty retain research laboratories and collaborative efforts may be forged with other local institutions. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by August of 2024. Post-doctoral and teaching experience is desired. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to work with a socially and economically diverse student population We seek a broadly-trained biologist who will excel in inclusive, undergraduate teaching and engage undergraduate students in their productive research program. In addition to the biology major program, the biology department contributes to programs in neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biology, environmental and sustainability studies, and public health. The 3/2 teaching load includes Introductory Biology, Bioinformatics, Molecular Genetics, a senior seminar course, courses in areas of specialty, and contribution to SUMMIT, the college’s global learning and leadership development initiative.
The college is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment that includes a balance of teaching, research, and service. Evaluations for promotion and tenure consider excellence in undergraduate teaching, establishing an effective and sustainable research program that is accessible to undergraduates, and service to students, the biology department, and the college. Support for faculty research and development includes travel funds, a one-semester research leave after successful completion of the third-year review, a post-tenure sabbatical program, and the opportunity to apply for internal professional development awards.
To apply, e-mail curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Lock Rogers, Chair, Department of Biology, . Teaching evaluations will be solicited from selected candidates later in the hiring process. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023.
Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent, national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse region with a vibrant cultural life. The college has been nationally recognized for innovation, a highly diverse student population, and excellence in teaching and is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment. All faculty reviews evaluate the candidate’s performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service, with the highest priority given to teaching. Support for faculty development includes travel funding, a one-semester research leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review, a post-tenure sabbatical program, and the opportunity to apply for internal professional development awards. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.