Tenure Track Faculty Member in Computational Biology/Genomics, Open Rank

Saint Louis, Missouri
Sep 20, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Organization Type
University and College


The Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis (http://www.wubio.wustl.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, from candidates whose research employs computational and/or genomic-scale approaches to answer important biological questions, in areas including, but not restricted to, evolution, epigenetics, or developmental biology.  We seek an innovative and accomplished scientist whose research program will complement and diversify existing departmental research.

The successful candidate will have an appointment at an appropriate rank in the Department of Biology depending on qualifications and is expected to establish an externally funded research program, write research papers and publish in peer-reviewed journals, mentor in research, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, especially in computational biology or genomics. Duties will also include serving as a formal advisor to undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in departmental committees and university service.

Qualifications for Assistant Professor position include a PhD degree in a related field and strong research, mentoring and teaching credentials.   Qualifications for Associate or Full Professor include all of the above requirements and a program of research and publications expected of a tenured position.  Competitive start-up funding, laboratory development resources, and ancillary support commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and needs are available with this position.

Applications received before Oct. 15 will receive full consideration. However, materials received after that date will continue to be reviewed until the search is concluded.  Applicants should submit the following materials in a single PDF to computationalsearch@wustl.edu: cover letter; current curriculum vitae; and separate statements of research and teaching interests. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the application email address, computationalsearch@wustl.edu.

The Biology Department seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. 

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

Questions regarding the search process should be directed to David Queller (queller@wustl.edu), Chair of the Search Committee.