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Tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor in Biology and Computer Science


The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking to fill multiple tenured or tenure track faculty positions in the areas of computational biology and data science to start in 2013. The appointments will be at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor and will reside in the departments of biology or computer and information science as appropriate. Applicants with expertise in computational biology, informatics or data science are encouraged to apply. Research interests that are innovative, interdisciplinary and extend a growing faculty cluster in computational science and engineering are preferred.

We are particularly looking for candidates with interests and experience in any aspect of the following two areas:

  • Computational biology, including but not limited to, work in bioinformatics, systems biology, ecological/evolutionary modeling, biological network analysis, bioimaging, medical image processing, analysis and visualization. Applicants with biology backgrounds are sought who integrate computational and empirical research.
  • Data science, including but not limited to, work in data mining/discovery, large data set processing/visualization, biological data analysis, human-centric computing, graphics/imaging, and multi-media systems.

Successful applicants will be expected to work as a team to build on our existing strengths in computational science and experimental biology and to further our collaborations with the UMass Medical School at Worcester.

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has a rapidly growing research program with research expenditures that exceed $25M per year. We are part of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Coalition, which will give our researchers access to a new high performance computing cluster that is opening in Fall 2012. We are seeking faculty who demonstrate excellence and enthusiasm for teaching and research, both of which are valued on our campus and in the tenure and promotion process. Successful applicants will be expected to develop and maintain externally funded research programs that involve and support undergraduate and graduate students (MS and PhD).

The campus is located on the South Coast of Massachusetts between Cape Cod and Rhode Island in a region well known for its beautiful beaches and scenic harbors. About an hour South of Boston and 45 minutes from Providence, the South Coast provides opportunities for rural or urban living with access to major metropolitan areas and pristine natural beauty.

All applicants must have a strong record of archival publication and demonstrated potential to establish an externally funded research program. Applicants for the rank of Associate Professor or Professor must have a strong record of securing competitive grant funding.

Minimum qualifications: include a doctoral degree in biology, computer science or a related field at the time of appointment.

To apply please send a letter of interest, a one page statement of your research vision and plan, a one page statement of teaching interests, a current cv, and the contact information for three professional references to casclustersearch@umassd.edu

The review of applications will begin on September 15, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled.