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    Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics (Specialist) @ St. Mary's University -- San Antonio, TX (US)
    Submitted by Karla Benavidez; posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    DESCRIPTION

    The School of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) at St. Mary's University, a private, four-year Catholic university located in San Antonio, Texas invites applications for a Tenure-Track Position in Bioinformatics at the Assistant Professor level, with the ability to develop and teach a broad range of courses across an undergraduate bioinformatics curriculum. The position is currently available, and can begin immediately upon completion of the hiring process (Spring 2018). This position requires a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or a related field (e.g., Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics), and a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, program development and evaluation, teamwork, and service. The successful candidate will have at least five years' experience in higher education instruction and program development/evaluation, with strong teamwork skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.

    With support from a U.S. Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)-STEM grant, St. Mary's University is seeking to develop a new undergraduate concentration in Bioinformatics. Starting in Year 2 of this five-year grant, the successful candidate for this position will serve as the Bioinformatics Specialist and work with grant staff and St. Mary's faculty in Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science to develop the new Bioinformatics concentration from existing courses, as well as developing and piloting (teaching) new courses that will form the foundation for the new concentration. The Bioinformatics Specialist will also work with grant staff to develop articulation agreements with local 2-year colleges. The Bioinformatics Specialist position will be institutionalized over years 2-5 of the project, remaining at StMU as tenure-track program faculty after the grant is completed.

    Opportunities for multi-disciplinary research exist within SET, and for more information about the school, refer to the webpage at www.stmarytx.edu/academics/set/. The area of specialization for the Bioinformatics Specialist will vary depending on the successful candidate's background. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes: strong oral and written communication skills; highly organized; proactive; capable of working independently, yet able to work in a team; the ability to establish rapport with a range of constituents across the campus; and the ability to work with a diverse student body in a multicultural environment.

    St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence, service, leadership (www.stmarytx.edu/camp[...]ists/). Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary, St. Mary's is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary's enrolls 3,600 students in a diverse university setting with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. Regardless of background, the successful candidate must be ready and willing to contribute to the advancement of the St. Mary's educational mission (www.stmarytx.edu/about/). St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

    HOW TO APPLY

    For full consideration, applications should be received by January 5, 2018; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications can be found at stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Applicants should electronically submit the employment application, a vita, teaching and research interest statement, evidence of experience with laboratory equipment in the areas of emphasis, and names and contact information of three references. Please address all documentation to Dr. David R. Turner, Search Committee Chair. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

    POLICY

    St. Mary's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is accompanied by a strong benefits package. All qualified applicants are welcome, and we actively encourage minorities and women to apply. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check.

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