Computational Biology Assistant Professor.

University Of Oklahoma
Computer Science
United States Oklahoma Norman


As part of a sustained, multiyear, strategic growth initiative, the School of Computer Science in the Gallogly College of Engineering (GCoE) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applications for an assistant professor position in the area of computational biology/bioinformatics with a targeted start date of Fall 2024. This position is part of a focused hire in the same area and candidates should be interested in collaborative work. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to be integral contributors to the advancement of our welcoming community. The candidates who fill this position should look to support OU’s strategic research verticals on the Future of Health and Community & Society Transformation; be prepared to engage in multi-college, multi-campus research; and be capable of dealing with large, complex data from areas such as healthcare and medicine, including furthering collaborations between the School of Computer Science and the OU Health Sciences Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. We welcome applicants with research interests in all areas of computational biology and bioinformatics, including structural bioinformatics, molecular phylogenetics and evolution, sequence variations, biological network analysis, and computational modeling.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 32,000 students and has more than 2,600 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The School of Computer Science is growing rapidly in size and impact. As of Spring 2024, it has 26 faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds and more than 950 students; features student-centric initiatives; has vibrant research and teaching programs aligned with OU’s strategic plan; and is a key partner in OU’s world-class Data Science and Analytics Institute.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office. The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college with collegial interdisciplinary groups and strong academic units.



-Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field.

-Able to effectively conduct and lead research.

-Able to effectively form research collaborations.

-Able to effectively teach computer science courses at all levels.

-Able to effectively advise M.S. and Ph.D. students.

*Preferences (Not Required):

-Demonstrated passion for teaching as well as research.

-Evidence of excellent and innovative instruction.

-History of innovative research projects.

-Demonstrated ethos of care and support of students.

-Evidence of effective mentorship and guidance of research-active students.

-History of commitment to supportive environments in the classroom, office, and lab.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in all aspects of the position, current C.V., 2-3 scholarly articles that best represent the applicant’s research contributions and scholarship, research and teaching statements, and complete contact information (including full mailing and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) of three people willing to write letters of recommendation to Additional materials may be requested at a later date. The search will remain open until filled.

Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Chongle Pan, University of Oklahoma,


Dean Hougen