Full Professor position, UNC/Charlotte

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for the Carol Grotnes Belk Endowed Distinguished Professorship of Bioinformatics and Genomics. The Department seeks candidates who have outstanding research programs directed toward critical issues in 21st century biology using computational techniques, alone or in combination with experimental approaches. The primary appointment for this tenured position will be in the recently established Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics.  The Department has the leadership role in bioinformatics for the North Carolina Research Campus, an emerging $1 billion biotechnology and research hub in nearby Kannapolis, N.C., in partnership with other UNC system research universities. These multiple partnerships provide extensive research support that includes state-of-the-art biology and high performance computing facilities. The position has a competitive salary, a generous startup package, and continuing funding from the endowment.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate, significant scholarship, and a history of funded research. In addition, a candidate should have a demonstrated interest in fostering collaboration, a commitment to teaching and mentorship, and be eligible for appointment to the rank of professor.

Department and University
The Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, located in the College of Computing and Informatics, is housed in the newly dedicated $35M Bioinformatics Building, has collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs in diverse areas such as structural bioinformatics, computational and systems biology, molecular biophysics, plant genomics, metagenomics, and human health.

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. The 1,000-acre campus serves a diverse and growing student body of over 25,000, including 5,400 graduate students, and a faculty of over 900. The University has a sustained record in technology innovation and commercialization with regional partners, including the Carolinas Medical Center, the region’s academic medical center. Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) is the largest healthcare system in the Carolinas, and the third largest nonprofit public system in the nation.

Charlotte is a dynamic, diverse region of 1.8 million people with a strong, diversified economic base that supports outstanding cultural and recreational amenities, major health facilities, and a major international airport.

Applications and Nominations
Applications must be made electronically at jobs.uncc.edu (position #1070) and must include a cover, letter, a CV, a list of four references with contact information, and statements on research, teaching, and leadership. Applicants are also encouraged to contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Larry Mays (lemays@uncc.edu) or Rent Consulting Group who are assisting in the search (704-366-2388 or info@rentconsultinggroup.com). Nominations should be sent to the committee chair at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics. Review will begin on 16 May 2011 and continues until the position is filled. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential. The finalist will be subject to a background check. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an NSF ADVANCE Institution.

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