Assistant/Associate/Full Professors in Computational Biology

Tampa, Florida
$98,000 - negotiable
August 24 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of South Florida is seeking to hire 6 new computational biology faculty for an interdisciplinary campus-wide genomics program, building on currently active, extramurally-funded genomics research programs. All successful applicants will join an active and well-funded collaborative group of researchers in Public Health, Integrative Biology, Marine Science, Nursing, Medicine, Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology.  Administratively housed in the USF College of Public Health, Department of Global Health on the USF Tampa campus, the new faculty will be expected to develop independently-funded research projects and to interface with existing investigators from several colleges and departments across campus. Research directions may include computational biology, human genomics, viral genomics, epigenetics, and the microbiome.

Three positions will be tenure-track at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with a generous start-up packet.  Three positions will be research-track at the rank of Assistant Professor. All applicants must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD from an accredited institution with research training and experience in computational biology. Candidates at the Full or Associate Professor level are expected to have an established research program with a strong record in peer-reviewed publications in genomics research, a strong track record of mentorship and/or evidence of teaching, and preferably experience in obtaining competitive extramural grants. Successful applicants for the research-track Assistant Professor positions are expected to have a strong record in peer-reviewed publications in genomics research and a desire to engage full-time in interdisciplinary, competitively-funded genomics research. The positions will include space in the Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB), which houses 10,000 square foot BSL-2 space, 4,000 square foot BSL-3 space, and 4,000 square foot ACL-2 insectary. 

USF is one of the 10 largest academic institutions in the United States and offers unique opportunities for collaboration with research institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Faculty in the Department of Global Health are part of the USF Health community in Tampa Florida, which offers comprehensive programs in public health, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, allied health sciences.  The USF College of Public Health was founded in 1986 and is ranked in the top 20 of USA colleges of public health. The COPH consists of five departments and numerous federally funded research centers. The Department of Global Health was established in 2004 with the mission of providing educational opportunities for those interested in emerging diseases worldwide and in the implementation of global health programs with a transnational impact.  The Tampa Bay area is a dynamic and growing metropolitan area of almost three million residents that offers a wide range of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational activities, excellent public schools, close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico beaches and an affordable cost of living.

To apply:  Candidates must complete an online application to be considered for this position.

Please visit to access the “Faculty” section and search for Job ID 14166 (Assistant/Associate/Full Professors, tenure track) or Job ID 14176 (Assistant Professors, research track).  Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae that includes the applicant’s research funding history, scholarly activity and teaching experience including brief course descriptions.  Also provide a cover letter discussing qualifications and research program and reasons for interest in the position.  Please include a list of five references knowledgeable about the applicant research and/or teaching programs.  Screening will begin by September 1, 2017 and positions will remain open until filled.

Affirmative Action:  USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace.