Application Due: open until filled
Type: Twelve month (option of 9-month), non-tenure-track position
Position Availability: Immediately but negotiable
Salary: commensurate with qualifications
Position Description: The Center for Biotechnology and Genomics (CBG), a multidisciplinary center at Texas Tech University (TTU), seeks a non-tenure-track faculty member with expertise in bioinformatics to join dynamic interdisciplinary programs at TTU. This position was created as part of a cluster hire in biostatistics and bioinformatics funded by the Texas Tech University’s President and Provost Offices. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with recognized expertise in Bioinformatics to complement existing expertise in this area and enhance the University research priorities in the cross-cutting arenas of Bioinfomatics/Biostatistics. The candidate is expected to provide appropriate professional and institutional service to the University and the community, perform specialized work in the planning, conducting and supervision of original cross-disciplinary research with other University units, secure significant external funding collaboratively, and mentor graduate students. Responsibilities include individual and team teaching of graduate courses in bioinformatics as part of the MS in Biotechnology degree program’s new emphasis in Bioinformatics, and are also expected to be of interest to students from other departments across campus. The new faculty hires will have primary research faculty appointments in the CBG.
Major/Essential Functions: Key responsibilities include providing consultation for bioinformatics data analysis and support, providing expertise and upkeep of two CBG computer clusters, involvement in externally funded collaborative research, and teaching, The faculty position will be working closely with multiple CBG partners on research, training and teaching activities and are expected to provide bioinformatic support to relevant collaborative entities at the university. The tasks for this position include engaging in academic research, publishing high quality peer reviewed research, writing/submitting research proposals and securing significant collaborative external funds, as well as supervising/co-supervising graduate students.