The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, part of the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured, 9-month faculty position that will begin fall 2020 on the North Carolina Research Campus. The research campus, located about 30 minutes north of the vibrant Charlotte metro area in the town of Kannapolis, is a unique public-private partnership that is home to researchers from eight North Carolina universities, including UNC Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke, and others, as well as several industry partners (visit ncresearchcampus.net for more information). Faculty at the research campus frequently collaborate with faculty from the other universities, as well as with faculty at the UNC Charlotte main campus and other faculty from around the globe. Many faculty perform outreach to the local community related to their research.
Applicants for this position must hold a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or a related discipline, and should demonstrate excellence in research via a strong publication record and the potential to secure funding, as well as well as a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and teaching. The successful candidate will set up his/her research group at the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and is expected to develop and maintain an externally-funded bioinformatics research program. Example research areas include, but are not limited to: human or model organism genomics, precision medicine, statistical genetics, cloud computing approaches in bioinformatics, computational plant genetics, microbiome analysis, or computational/theoretical ecology. Preference will be given to candidates whose research aligns with the NCRC mission to advance human health and nutrition and who demonstrate potential for collaborating with other researchers at the NCRC. Applications that demonstrate experience with or an interest in promoting diversity through their research and teaching are especially encouraged.
Applications must be made electronically at jobs.uncc.edu (position #001064) and must include a cover letter, CV, contact information for at least 3 references, a statement of research interests (max 5 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (max 2 pages), and PDFs of 3 publications. Please highlight potential contributions to UNC Charlotte and the NCRC within the statement of research interests. Applications submitted by Nov. 1 will receive full consideration by the Search Committee. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.