Carnegie Mellon University

Open Teaching Track Faculty Position

The Computational Biology Department within the School of Computer Science (SCS) at Carnegie Mellon University, is seeking to hire a new full-time Assistant Teaching Professor starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.

The Computational Biology Department is a world leader in the development of rigorous computational approaches to biomedical research problems with a long track record of educational innovation in computational biology.  The department’s teaching mission encompasses education of students in PhD, MS, BS, undergraduate minor, and pre-college programs in computational biology, as well as training of experimental biologists and other scientists in computational methods, mathematical and statistical foundations, data-driven scientific discovery, and automated and computationally-directed laboratory science.  We seek candidates with commitment to and experience in computational biology education and mentoring within a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in a Computational and/or Life Science field and a track record of at least five years experience in research and/or education at the intersection between the two fields. Useful but not required qualifications include at least two years of teaching experience in computational biology and experience with basic laboratory biology.

We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have a demonstrated track record in mentoring and nurturing female and under-represented minority students.

The teaching track is a career-oriented, renewable appointment with an initial appointment of three years. Typically initial appointments are at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Associate Teaching Professor and Teaching Professor. Teaching track positions are not tenured, but do provide substantial opportunities for professional growth and long-term contributions to education at Carnegie Mellon University.

Applications will be considered in two rounds, with a first review beginning October 2, 2022 and a second review beginning Dec 8, 2022.  For full consideration, applications must be received by Dec 8, 2022.

Applications should be submitted through the School of Computer Science Interfolio site,

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