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Faculty Tenure-Track Genomics/Bioinformatics
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Nov. 8, 2019
Title Faculty Tenure-Track Genomics/Bioinformatics
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Department of Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Biology - Genetics
    Biology - General

Faculty Tenure-Track Genomics/Bioinformatics

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


The Department of Biology at Utah Valley University invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position, to begin in August 2020. We seek an outstanding candidate with a background in Genomics/Bioinformatics. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and a research program amenable to undergraduate students. Candidates must have a doctorate degree, research background in Genomics/Bioinformatics or a related discipline, and a strong commitment to effective teaching utilizing evidence-based pedagogies. Teaching responsibilities include: courses in Genomics and/or Bioinformatics, additional biology courses, including courses within the successful applicant's area of expertise, or as needed by the department. The candidate will also help to develop curricula for a proposed Bioinformatics degree. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program that includes mentoring of undergraduates, leading to peer-reviewed publications. Additional responsibilities include working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to promote successful growth of the department and serving on department, college, and university committees as fitting a tenure-track position.

Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the state of Utah with over 40,000 undergraduate students and offers a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. UVU is located in Orem, Utah at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. Utah Valley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access employer.

Required Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited institution with a doctorate in Genomics/Bioinformatics or related biological discipline required. Evidence of experience teaching genomics/Bioinformatics or related courses to undergraduate students.
ABD applications will be considered if doctorate verification is received by March 30, 2020.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrable knowledge of the theory and practice of Genomics/Bioinformatics, and research methods in the field of Genomics/Bioinformatics.
A record of incorporating evidence-based pedagogy, such as active learning techniques, and innovative use of instructional technology in the classroom.
A record of curriculum development, effective verbal and written communication, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students.
The ability, desire, and skills to mentor undergraduate student research.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong knowledge of active learning pedagogies and an established record of incorporation of those techniques in the classroom (especially in general biology and molecular biology courses). Experience or strategies for teaching at open-enrollment institutions. Experience in and/or commitment to hybrid and online instruction. Publication record and/or work experience that indicates successful use of Genomics/Bioinformatics methods. Evidence of mentorship of undergraduates.

Physical Requirements:

As necessary to conduct classroom teaching and supervision of undergraduate students.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC59518 Biology Faculty

Open Date: 11/07/2019

Review Start Date: 12/07/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

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