University of Oregon, Department of Biology

Position ID:UO-Biology-GENOMICS [#10048]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biology / Cell Biology, Computational biology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, Mathematical Modeling, Microbiology, Molecular, Molecular Genetics, Molecular/Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Other
Appl Deadline:2017/11/15 finished (2017/10/11, finished 2018/06/26, listed until 2018/04/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

University of Oregon 
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 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 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). Successful candidates will have an appointment in one or more host departments (e.g. Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Knight Campus) and may join one of the interdisciplinary research institute on campus, which include the Institute of Molecular Biology, the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, the Institute of Neuroscience, and the Prevention Science Institute, as appropriate. Depending on their interests, candidates may choose to affiliate with other ongoing research programs including the META Center for Host-Microbe Systems Biology and the Center for Genome Function, Integrated Analysis of Biological Networks, Neurons to Minds, and Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention cluster initiatives.  

Minimum qualifications for candidates are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an outstanding research record. Candidates should apply online to the University of Oregon GENOMICS SEARCH at  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. The University of Oregon 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. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by November 15, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled. 

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 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 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. 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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Biology
1210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1210

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