Assistant Professor in Quantitative / Computational Biology

University of Colorado, Denver


Assistant Professor in Quantitative/Computational Biology - 11665  University of Colorado, Denver    Description  

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Colorado Denver seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member in quantitative/computational biology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of research accomplishments centering on the use or development of modern computational, statistical, and/or theoretical methods to answer fundamental questions at any scale from molecular to macrosystems . Preference will be given to candidates who would complement and build on existing departmental strengths in comparative genomics, development, behavior, and physiological, disease, or population ecology.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, as well as contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching in modeling and quantitative analysis, advising, and mentoring that support diversity and inclusion.  


CU Denver and the Department of Integrative Biology have a strong commitment to building an inclusive environment for STEM education. CU Denver is a member of The National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation, and a recipient of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Grant for enhancing equity in STEM education. Our student body of 15,000 is diverse: for our undergraduates, 52% percent are women and 43% are students of color, including 57% of freshman. CU Denver is also listed on G.I. Jobs “Military Friendly Schools” list. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life and is described further at Denver Anschutz Diversity Strategic Priority.pdf.


CU Denver offers competitive start-up packages and modern research facilities. Housed in a new science building, the Department of Integrative Biology is on a growth trajectory; it currently has 16 tenured or tenure-track faculty and 7 instructors. Our PhD and Masters programs in Integrative and Systems Biology encourage multi-disciplinary faculty participation from across the Downtown Denver Campus, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Biology Major in the Department of Integrative Biology is the largest undergraduate program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This major emphasizes basic knowledge in biology ranging from cell and molecular biology to ecology and evolution, as well as development of skill sets in the scientific method, critical thinking, and technical writing and communication. 


The University of Colorado Denver is an urban research university comprised of the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The consolidated university confers more graduate degrees each year than any other higher education institution in Colorado, offers over 130 degree programs in 13 schools and colleges, and brings in over $420 million annually in sponsored research. The Denver Campus is located in downtown Denver on the Auraria Higher Education Center next to a vibrant commercial and cultural district, three major professional sports venues, the Denver Convention Center, the Performing Arts Center, and city and state government offices. 


Minimum Qualifications:


A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or related field, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publications are required. We encourage scientists from a broad range of research interests and systems to apply. The candidate should be self-motivated and able to collaborate with faculty members in Integrative Biology or other departments within the consolidated University.

Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoctoral research, experience applying to national funding agencies, ability to enhance diversity and inclusion at CU Denver, and a record of inclusive mentoring and teaching are highly desirable qualifications. 

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. 

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11665

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. Review of applications begins November 24, 2017 and continues until filled. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy Application Materials Instructions: 

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 11665 

When applying, applicants must include: 

Applicants should address past efforts and future plans to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cover letter, research or teaching statements.

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