The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Mississippi (biomedical.olemiss.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of computational biology, bioinformatics, or a related field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of systems biology, network biology, healthcare informatics, artificial intelligence and/or machine learning. Outstanding candidates in other areas of computational biology and bioinformatics will also be considered.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to contribute to the computational biology/bioinformatics emphasis area within the Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program. Established in July 2019, we are the state’s first and only Department of Biomedical Engineering. The Department recently completed a $1.3M renovation of approximately 10,000 square feet of teaching and lab space to accommodate our rapid growth. Another ~$2.5M renovation for ~3,500 sq.ft. of new laboratory space has recently commenced as well. The University of Mississippi is a R1 Carnegie Classification university of high research activity. As such, numerous collaborative research opportunities exist on campus with the School of Pharmacy, the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, and within the School of Engineering. The University of Mississippi recently launched its Institute for Data Science with an investment of $2M. The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in nearby Memphis also offer collaborative potential.
The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline. The candidate will have already established a competitive research program or will possess the potential to do so. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education, particularly in areas related to computational biology and bioinformatics.
Appointment: 9 Month
Assignment Type: Tenure Track
The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline.
Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students, and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics, and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law, and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning, and opportunities for community action.