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    Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics (Specialist) @ St. Mary's University -- San Antonio, TX (US)
    Submitted by Karla Benavidez; posted on Friday, June 14, 2019


    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. 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. ABD's will also be considered. 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 coordinate a newly created Bachelor of Science degree program in Bioinformatics. The successful candidate for this position will serve as the Bioinformatics Specialist and work with grant staff and St. Mary's faculty in the Biology, Mathematics, and Computer Science departments to implement the new Bioinformatics degree, and develop and pilot (teach) courses that will form the foundation for the new program. The Bioinformatics Specialist will also work with grant staff to develop articulation agreements with local 2-year colleges. The Bioinformatics position will become institutionalized, 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 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.


    Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is accompanied by a strong benefits package.


    St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence, service, and leadership ( Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary ([...]ists/), 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 ([...]sion/). St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution.


    For full consideration, applications should be received by August 9, 2019; however, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications can be found at Applicants should electronically submit the employment application, a vita, teaching and research interest statement, and evidence of experience with laboratory equipment in the areas of emphasis. Please address all documentation to Dr. David R. Turner, Search Committee Chair. Also, please arrange to have three (3) letters of reference sent to David Turner at dturner2[at] Incomplete applications may not be considered. Review of applications will begin on August 9, 2019 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.


    St. Mary's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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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