Biology - Assistant Professor - Computational Biologist/Genomicist (tenure-track)

Biology - Assistant Professor - Computational Biologist/Genomicist (tenure-track)
Date:  08/25/2016

Colby College is seeking a biologist with expertise in Genomics to fill a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Biology to begin September 1, 2017. A strong background in analysis of genomic or transcriptomic data, a PhD before the starting date, and a commitment to undergraduate education are expected; postdoctoral experience is desirable. Teaching involves the equivalent of five courses per year (four in the first year), with laboratories constituting a portion of that load. The successful candidate will teach a 200-level course with laboratory in genomics; other courses will include an upper level course in the candidate's area of specialty and a course at the 100-level in some years. An active research program, including supervision of undergraduate research, will be expected. An attractive startup package is available. This position is part of a new interdisciplinary program in Computational Biology, with coordinated searches in the departments of Computer Science and Mathematics and Statistics, and the launch of a new major in Computational Biology. Additional local possibilities for collaboration and co-mentoring of students include scientists at The Jackson Laboratory or the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to

Application review will begin October 13, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Women candidates may be considered for a Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship, which includes dedicated annual research funds.

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