Assistant Professor of Biology: Genomics/Bioinformatics

The Department of Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of genomics/bioinformatics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2013.  The successful applicant will teach genetics and courses in his/her specialty to undergraduate and graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) and sustain a vigorous, externally funded research program.  The successful applicant will have a demonstrated ability or potential to effectively instruct/mentor undergraduate and graduate students both in the classroom and in the laboratory setting. 

Required qualifications include: a Ph.D. in genomics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field; postdoctoral research experience; an outstanding publication record; and evidence of a strong potential to secure extramural funding.  Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise that complements existing research strengths in the Department of Biology and allows for collaboration with scientists across the UAB campus, including the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, and other departments within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Applicants must email a single PDF document containing a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references to:  The name of the PDF file must contain the applicant’s full name.  Applications with more than one attachment will not be considered.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.