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Tenure Track Position in Theoretical Biology at Emory University

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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The Biology Department of Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for an open-rank tenure track or tenured faculty member in the field of Theoretical Biology, broadly defined, for the Fall of 2024.
We seek a highly original scientist who uses mathematical, computational, and/or data-analytic approaches to gain insight into fundamental questions in the biological sciences and strengthens the University's international leadership in the theory and modeling of living systems. Research relating to any relevant biological subdiscipline will be considered; however, preference will be given to applicants with the potential to leverage the existing strengths of the Biology Department and/or Emory University as a

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in a relevant field, an excellent record of research productivity, and an ability to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate teaching in areas
relating to mathematical and computational biology. Applicants will be evaluated on their research accomplishments, the anticipated scientific impact of their future plans, their teaching experience and enthusiasm, and their potential for mentoring Emory’s diverse student population. An applicant hired at the Associate or Full Professor level will be expected to demonstrate the potential for transformative impacts in the field of Theoretical Biology at Emory and beyond.

The Biology Department faculty at Emory ( are productive, well-funded, and actively engaged in the research and teaching missions of Emory, a top-ranked research university.
Research in the Department currently has particular strengths in computational neuroscience, population biology and ecology, epigenetics, and biophysics. The successful applicant will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources and enjoy academic interactions with hundreds of faculty engaged in biological and biomedical research at Emory University and other nearby institutions. For example, the hired candidate will be able to leverage collaborative opportunities with faculty in the Woodruff Health
Sciences Research Center (, the Emory Initiative in the Theory and Modeling of Living Systems (, the Physics of Living Systems groups at Emory and Georgia Tech, and
the Wallace H. Coulter Biomedical Engineering Department at Emory and Georgia Tech ( They will also have an opportunity to interact with the cohort of 50+ faculty recently hired through the Emory AI. Humanity Initiative ( Emory is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, one of the United States’ most vibrant and diverse metropolitan areas.

Applicants should submit the following:
1) a cover letter
2) a CV
3) a description of research experiences, interests, and proposed goals for their independent research group (not to exceed 5 pages)
4) a statement of their teaching experience, interests, and philosophy
5) a statement describing their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds (teaching and mentorship statements should not exceed 5 pages combined).
6) (Optional) Up to 3 relevant publications or preprints
Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. All application documents and/or inquiries should be submitted electronically to:

Review of applications will start November 1, 2023, and applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ Disability /Veteran employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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