Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

Bowie State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Computer Sciences & Technology, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Title

Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics


Assistant Professor 9115

Regular (PIN) or Long Term Contractual Faculty


Desired Start Date

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Natural Sciences is seeking excellent candidates for a tenure track position for theAssistant Professor Rank in Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will provide instruction to undergraduate students in Introductory and advanced Bioinformatics Programming (Python and R) courses, as well as upper-level elective(s) courses. The candidate will establish a productive and vibrant student-based research program in the area of Computational Genomics, Next-generation sequencing ( NGS ) and will develop Bioinformatics tools and databases, while actively contributing to student advisement and mentorship of scholarly activities. Candidate must be ready to be an active participant in departmental and University-wide committees. Our student-focused department requires a candidate with strong commitment to excellence in teaching and coordination, as well as a great appreciation for experiential learning to support our current models for high-impact practice in undergraduate STEM education. The candidate should:
  • Provide instruction in Bioinformatics Programming (Python and R) courses and related advanced level electives with a strong commitment to curriculum transformation and excellence in teaching.
  • Establish a productive, student-centered, undergraduate research program in the area of next generation sequencing and Bioinformatics tools development. Incorporate experiential learning activities into research program.
  • Active participant in scholarly activities, advises and mentors students and serves on committees
Conditions of Employment

Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of due diligence background check and verification of credentials. Proof of US citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986).

Please be advised, COVID -19 vaccinations are required for faculty and staff to be employed at Bowie State University.

For best consideration please apply by October 7, 2022.


Postdoctoral experience in Bioinformatics, and or Computational Genomics. Experience teaching Introductory as well as advanced Bioinformatics Programming (Python and R) courses in the field, is preferred.


Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related field(s).
  • Strong research profile in Bioinformatics, with a focus on computational genomics and Next-Generation sequencing.
  • Excellent Bioinformatics Programming skills in Python and R, as shown by quality publications and articles in the top journals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to work in teams.
  • Capable of establishing collaborative research programs involving undergraduate students. Evidence of experience spearheading or participating in experiential learning models a plus.
  • Experience working with various stakeholders, such as students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Experience working with underrepresented minorities in STEM .
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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Teaching Philosophy
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3

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