Assistant Professor position, U. Oregon

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Biophysics and Computational Biology

The Robert D. Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in biophysics and/or computational biology. We seek specialization in theoretical and/or computational approaches. Scholars employing bioinformatics, molecular biophysics and/or systems biology to investigate fundamental questions regarding the structure and function of biological systems are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate an outstanding record of research accomplishment and evidence of exceptional promise in teaching as well as innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to honors science education.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. The CHC expects faculty research of the highest quality and applies promotion and tenure standards for scholarship in the faculty member’s primary scientific field. The successful candidate will teach primarily within the Clark Honors College and will share responsibility for its introductory science curriculum and science advising. Research activities and graduate teaching and advising will be facilitated via membership in the appropriate UO science departments and institutes.

The Clark Honors College is a liberal arts college of about 700 undergraduate students and 15 faculty in the arts and sciences within the larger research university. The mission of the CHC is to provide high-achieving students with an intensive small college experience and to foster lively conversation across the arts and sciences. The CHC curriculum emphasizes undergraduate research; courses in all fields are taught in a discussion-based seminar format. Completion of a PhD in physics, biology, or a related field is required.

To apply for this position, upload the following materials to Academic Jobs (1) a curriculum vitae, including publications, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a teaching statement including discussion of potential contributions to both the CHC and the research department/institute. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation uploaded to the same site. Further information about the CHC may be found at Inquiries concerning this search may be sent to Review of completed applications will begin by November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act

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