Open Rank Bioinformatics Faculty


The Department of Biology at Brigham Young University invites applications for a continuing faculty status (BYU's equivalent to tenure) track position in bioinformatics. The Department of Biology offers competitive start-up packages, reduced first-year teaching loads for new faculty, and generous funds for providing experiential learning opportunities to students. Additionally, faculty have access to the campus super computer in the Office of Research Computing, and opportunities for collaborations and interdisciplinary work through the Simmons Center for Cancer Research, BYU DNA Sequencing Center, and the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum.


Individuals committed to excellence in teaching, preferably using evidence-based teaching approaches, are encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The applicant is expected to teach courses in the bioinformatics core and potentially develop courses in their area of expertise. Faculty in the Department of Biology have diverse research interests (e.g. genetics, systems biology, ecology, systematics, and evolution). Successful applicants will have a Ph.D., experience in methods and/or research applications of high-throughput biological data and a commitment to establishing a collaborative, externally-funded, nationally recognized research program.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply


Dr. Perry Ridge