Faculy Member in Bioinformatics
- Department of Computer Science
- SASKATOON, SK, Canada
- Job Type:
- Faculty (Tenure-track, Permanent Full-Time)
- Degree Level Required:
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Faculy Member in Bioinformatics
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure track position with the College of Arts and Science in the Department of Computer Science. The University of Saskatchewan, the College of Arts and Science and the Department of Computer Science are strongly committed to diversity. Applications from Indigenous persons and women are especially encouraged and will be given preference. The successful candidate will build a substantial, externally funded research program in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology, with an emphasis on the development of novel algorithms and software. While all aspects of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with a strong record in the empirical evaluation of large heterogeneous datasets.
Applicants should prepare a research statement outlining their research accomplishments and proposed research area, and how their research fits within a department of Computer Science. This position is affiliated with the Plant Phenotyping and Imaging Research Centre (p2irc.usask.ca). Candidates should identify in their research statement how they would interact with research underway at P2IRC. As the current university vision emphasizes collaborative research, the successful candidate should identify how they will work with other faculty members in the department, units on campus, and external and academic partners, while maintaining an independent Bioinformatics research program.
The position is anticipated to be at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at higher ranks may be considered.
Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in both the Computer Science and Bioinformatics programs. Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the departmental website (http://www.cs.usask.ca/) for program details. A teaching dossier, comprised of a teaching philosophy statement, reflection on prior experience, and which courses the candidate could teach in the department must be included. In particular, the candidate should identify which of the required third year courses in the four-year Computer Science degree they are comfortable teaching (see Appendix).
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Computer Science or related discipline from a reputable institution, be able to teach some of the listed third year courses in Computer Science (see official posting at https://usask.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=4659&site=14), and have a research track record consistent with acquiring external funding from a competitive granting agency.
Please see official job posting at https://usask.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=4659&site=14 for the complete set of qualifications.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement; a teaching statement, and the contact information of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to its usual content, the cover letter should clearly state the position the candidate is applying for, and the Canadian citizenship or immigration status of the applicant. We encourage all candidates to self-identify as a member of an equity group member (women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities) in their letter of application.