Bioinformatics/Genomics teaching position at UCSD

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego ( invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor with responsibilities centered on undergraduate education. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship.

The incumbent’s primary responsibility will be to develop and teach undergraduate lab and lecture courses for Biology majors in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics. The incumbent will also advance science education beyond UCSD through professional activities such as research in science teaching methodologies, participation in writing textbooks and/or creating on-line teaching materials. The incumbent will also support the integration of genomics and bioinformatics into courses taught by other faculty in Biology. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences and/or have well developed plans to accomplish such goals.

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology or Computer Science, or a related field, and have substantial experience in the areas of genomics and bioinformatics as evidenced by scholarly achievement in these areas (e.g. publications and/or conference presentations). In addition, the successful candidate is expected to have:

• Significant university-level teaching experience, with demonstrated success at the undergraduate level as co-instructor or sole instructor

• A commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and/or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education

• Demonstrated ability or potential to serve as a leader in the educational program of the Division of Biological Sciences

Initial review of applications will commence on November 14, 2016 and will continue until position is filled. Applicants must submit (at

• Cover letter summarizing your qualifications and the basis of your interest in the position (one page maximum)

• Curriculum vitae (for publications, abstracts or conference presentations involving bioinformatic analysis to which you contributed, please describe your contribution in 1-3 sentences as an annotation in the publication list)

• A description of 1-3 research problems you addressed using bioinformatics explaining the approaches taken and illustrating the breadth of your experience in bioinformatics (1-2 pages)

• Statement describing prior teaching experience and teaching philosophy (1-2 pages)

• Teaching evaluations if available

• Statement of proposed activities advancing science education beyond UCSD (e.g. education research; 1-2 pages)

• Electronic copies (in PDF format) of up to 3 publications

• Statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: and (1-2 pages)

Further details about the required application material can be found at:

UCSD Teaching Prof position 2016-17.docx

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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