Assistant Professor of Biology

Occidental College
United States CALIFORNIA Los Angeles


The Department of Biology at Occidental College invites applications for a tenureā€track Assistant Professor of Biology with appointment to begin Fall 2024.
Molecular Bioinformaticist
The Department of Biology at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Cell or Molecular Biology with expertise in bioinformatics or computational biology. We are seeking to integrate computational and high-throughput data analysis approaches in our course and research offerings. The research area of specialty is broadly open, and possible research areas of interest include cancer genomics, single-cell transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, disease epidemiology, systems biology, synthetic biology and other integrative areas of research that involve the collection and analysis of large datasets relevant to biological systems or biomedicine.


Required Qualifications

-A Ph.D. in Cell or Molecular Biology or a related science discipline.
-Evidence of impactful peer-reviewed scholarly research and publications in the field of cell and molecular biology, broadly defined to include the single-cell scale, but could also include research that integrates molecular/cellular approaches to evaluate questions at a larger scale of organization (organismal, community or ecosystem). The research should include a bioinformatics or computational approach.
-Compelling vision for developing a research program that includes undergraduates, with potential to attract extramural funding
-Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Please do not include individual teaching evaluations.
-Evidence of engaging with broader societal impacts of the scholarly research, e.g., through scientific outreach, local partnering, or community engagement
-Evidence of working effectively with students from historically marginalized communities
-Ability to present scientific ideas clearly, in both verbal and written formats, at an appropriate level for the audience
-Demonstrated potential for effective integration of technology into instruction
-Commitment to collaborating effectively with colleagues across specialties, departments, or disciplines

Preferred Qualifications
-Postdoctoral research and/or postdoctoral teaching experience
-Ability to leverage College resources (e.g., natural history collections, genomics center, or high-performance computer cluster) or nearby natural resources in the Southern California area for research and/or broader impacts
-Prior experience teaching undergraduates. Include examples of teaching undergraduates bioinformatics or large-scale data analysis if possible.
-Prior experience collaborating with colleagues across specialties, departments, or disciplines.
-Ability to teach and collaboratively work with campus-based colleagues in departments and programs including Biochemistry, Computer Science, Chemistry, Cognitive Science and Public Health.

Expected Salary Range: $84,500 - $96,000

Start date

September 01, 2024

How to Apply