524 days ago

University of Illinois Chicago



, Illinois

 United States

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Position Summary

The Computer Science (CS) department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in conjunction with the Center of Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology (CBQB), is seeking an outstanding faculty candidate in computational biology at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Candidates in all areas of computational biology are encouraged to apply.

The UIC CS department currently has 42 tenure-system faculty, 5 research faculty, and 17 clinical/teaching faculty, with strong and broad research agendas, ranging from machine learning, theory, database, and systems. Faculty at the CBQB conduct research in bioinformatics, biophysics, systems biology, and multi-scale modeling. There is a vibrant research environment in bioinformatics and computational biology at UIC, with well established collaborations among faculty from CS, CBQB, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. and College of Medicine.

We are seeking innovative and collaborative individuals who will develop his/her independent research programs in computational biology. Successful candidates will have ample opportunities to collaborate with faculty members from CS, CBQB, and other engineering departments, as well as basic science and clinical departments in the College of Medicine, and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. There are additional collaboration opportunities with the University of Illinois Cancer Center, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and UI Hospital and Health Sciences at UIC.

The CS department is located in the heart of Chicago. Construction of a new building housing CS department is under way and is expected to open in 2023. The building will include 80 faculty offices, 16,000 square feet of classroom space, 23 shared student offices, numerous collaborative learning and teaching spaces, and a geothermal farm to assist with sustainable heating and cooling. The salary and start-up package will be highly competitive and commensurate with the level of excellence expected of successful applicants.

Candidates should have a PhD in Computer Science, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics or closely related fields, and the potential for excellence in research, teaching, and student mentoring. Applications must be submitted at https://jobs.uic.edu/, and must include a 1-page cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching, research, and diversity statements. Links to a professional website such as Google Scholar or Research Gate are recommended. Candidate’s cover letter should include a description of how multicultural issues have been or will be brought into courses and a description of previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Names and addresses of at least three references should also be provided. Applicants may contact the faculty search committee at cs-compbio-tt-search@uic.edu for more information. Fullest consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2023, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

We are committed to building a diverse faculty preeminent in its missions of research, teaching, and service to the community. Candidates who have experience engaging with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and contributing to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to discuss their perspectives on these subjects in their application materials. UIC offers religious holidays and encourages flexible working hours.

UIC is a major public research university (Carnegie R1) with about 3,100 faculty, 34,000 students, and a total of $446 million sponsored research awarded in 2022. UIC is committed to increasing access to education, employment, programs, and services for all. UIC is committed to supporting the success of dual-career couples.

Chicago epitomizes the modern, livable, vibrant, and diverse city. World-class amenities such as the lakefront, arts and culture venues, architecture, festivals, and two international airports make Chicago a singularly enjoyable place to live. Yet the cost of living, whether in an 88th floor condominium downtown or on a tree-lined street in one of the nation’s finest school districts, is remarkably affordable. Chicago is voted the 2nd best city in the world in 2022 according to the Time-Out Index.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Student Mentoring

Minimum Qualifications
PhD in Computer Science, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics or closely related fields


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