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Assistant Professor of Biology/CIS/Math

Job no: 521093
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction, Math, Computer and Information Science
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Department of Biology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
November 15, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Applications will be accepted via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/job/10048 

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy (including past efforts and future plans to promote diversity, equity and inclusion), and three letters of recommendation (sent independently). Submission of 1-3 selected reprints is encouraged.

Position Announcement
Data Science Initiative: Genomics and Bioinformatics

As part of a recently announced Presidential Initiative in Data Science, the University of Oregon seeks two tenure track faculty at the assistant professor level in computational and/or mathematical biology focusing within the areas of computational genomics, bioinformatics, and statistical genetics. We seek candidates developing quantitative approaches to address fundamental questions in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, development, microbiology, neuroscience, evolution, ecology and/or human health. As part of the broader presidential initiative, the university is building a cross-disciplinary curricular and research program for data science writ large (see https://provost.uoregon.edu/data-science). This program is supported by the supercomputing cluster in the university’s recently launched High Performance Computing Research Core Facility. There is also the potential to interface directly with the recently announced $1 billion Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

We seek candidates developing and implementing novel computational and/or statistical approaches for the analysis of complex, large-scale genetic and genomic datasets, including those who use these data in conjunction with other sources of data (e.g., geospatial, developmental, metagenomic).

UO is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Department or Program Summary
Successful candidates will have an appointment in one or more host departments (e.g. Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Knight Campus). Biology, Computer Science, and Mathematics are instructional and research units within the College of Arts and Sciences and support a wide range of research and instructional activity with highly ranked Ph.D. programs and vibrant undergraduate major and instructional programs. The Knight Campus is a campus within the UO campus that will work to reshape the state’s public higher-education landscape by training the next generation of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

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