Assistant Professor in Human Molecular Population Genetics/Genomics

Location
Terre Haute, Indiana (US)
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience
Posted
September 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN

HUMAN MOLECULAR POPULATION GENETICS/GENOMICS

 

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Biology at Indiana State University (ISU) and the Center for Genomic Advocacy (TCGA; http://unboundedpossibilities.com/the-center-for-genomic-advocacy.aspx) invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Human Molecular Population Genetics/Genomics, beginning in Fall 2018. The mission of TCGA is to develop a community of genomic advocates through new academic programs, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, public engagement, and social advocacy. Additional information on the Department may be found at http://biology.indstate.edu.

The successful candidate will have a PhD and a record of teaching and research. The successful applicant will participate in the new accredited M.S. program in Genetic Counseling by teaching required courses in Population Genetics/Genomics and related courses in a online hybrid format, in addition to contributing to other undergraduate and graduate courses in biology. In the College of Arts and Sciences the typical load for a faculty member with scholarly activity is three courses/semester. We are interested in candidates who use genomic techniques to analyze problems in population genetics.  Preference will be given to candidates engaged in research with human applications or models. Research expectations include developing a synergistic relationship with TCGA (https://www.indstate.edu/cas/TCGA), developing a research program that produces peer-reviewed publications, and directing undergraduate and graduate (MS, PhD) student research.  Professional and/or Postdoctoral experience is a plus; salary will be commensurate with experience. 

All applicants must submit their applications online at http://jobs.indstate.edu.  Along with their application, candidates must submit a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy/experience and one on research accomplishments/interests.  In addition to providing a list of references online, candidates should also arrange to have 3 reference letters sent directly to: Dr. Rusty Gonser, Search Committee Chair, Biology Department, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809, Email: rusty.gonser@indstate.edu.  Review of applicants will begin October 9, 2017.  Indiana State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes all faculty, staff, and students, regardless of identity or affiliation. The College values the contribution of all individuals in the execution of its primary mission, which is to educate undergraduate and graduate students. To that end, we will strive to attract representative staff and faculty. The College will actively support endeavors that embrace and explore human differences and global awareness. The College’s Diversity Plan is accessible from the College’s website: http://www.indstate.edu/cas/diversity