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, 2024. We seek a highly trained individual who is committed to liberal arts education, and can demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. 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 bioinformatics or computational biology (demonstrated by publication record). We are seeking a candidate studying biology at any scale (ie. genomic processes, cellular organization and function, organismal development, genetic variation between species, ecological). The best candidate will excel in whatever impactful biological questions they are pursuing.
- Ph.D. (ABD with Ph.D. completed by August 1st, 2024, considered) in Biological Sciences or related field.
- The department is especially interested in candidates who can work collegially and effectively and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the excellence of the academic community.
- At least one year of cumulative teaching experience. This may include experience as TA, or workshop/bootcamp instructor.
- 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 at https://www.gcsu.edu/humanresources/employment-opportunities and include a letter of application, vitae, 1-page teaching philosophy, 1-page research statement, unofficial transcripts and names of three references. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Georgia College & State University (GCSU) is the state's designated public liberal arts university, where students learn the essential skills to compete in a fast-paced and technology-driven global society. The university prepares students for successful careers, leadership in communities, problem solving and life-long learning through personalized attention in a residential setting with opportunities for a variety of transformational experiences through its award-winning, high-impact practices. One of only three selective universities within the University System of Georgia and a top 10 ranked public university in the Southeast, GCSU offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 majors, 34 graduate programs, doctorates in education and nursing, professional certificates and continuing education programs.
As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), GCSU is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values academic preeminence, interdisciplinary inquiry and an inclusive learning community. GCSU enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and nationally ranked programs according to US News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction - among other ranking sources. Georgia College & State University takes great pride in combining the educational experience of a private liberal arts college with the affordability of a public university. Faculty and staff are dedicated to student engagement and experiential learning through high-impact practices such as internships, service- and community-based learning, diversity, study abroad opportunities, mentored undergraduate research and a capstone project that fosters intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry and critical thinking.
The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, and only 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O'Connor, '45, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O'Connor's former home, Andalusia, now owned by the university. Milledgeville is located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville - Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.
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