Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Biology

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences at Binghamton University (SUNY) invites applications
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any area of computational biology. The ideal
candidate will develop an original research program that addresses fundamental questions
about complex biological systems using and/or developing quantitative and computational tools
for the analysis of large datasets. We especially encourage applicants who are working at the
level of genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes, metabolites, and/or cell populations to investigate
genetic interactions, gene expression regulation, biological networks, and/or their evolution.
Priority will be given to applicants whose research program complements departmental
strengths in Genetic and Molecular Interactions, Global Change Biology, and/or Infectious

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Biology or a related field (e.g. Statistics, Math) and
will join a diverse biology department with over 30 tenured/tenure-track and teaching faculty
members. The university is committed to encouraging interactions among data scientists on
campus through a newly developed Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Data Science which
provides seed grants, hosts seminars and data salons, and assists in developing educational
resources. Computational infrastructure on campus is available through the Spiedie high
performance computing cluster (with increases in capacity currently being implemented). The
successful candidate will contribute to the department’s teaching mission through
undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of expertise and will mentor graduate and
undergraduate students.

The Department of Biological Sciences is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively
working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically
underrepresented in computational biology and those from non-traditional backgrounds are
strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and
inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must have received a PhD (or equivalent) degree by the anticipated start date (fall
2021). Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement and
diversity statement, along with the names of three references to

About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly
interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation.
Our unique character-shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life -
promotes extraordinary student success. Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished

faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-
achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from
first-generation college students to international students. These classmates share a desire to
shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Additional information:
Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy
of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment,
compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the
basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence
victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction
record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.