University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tenure-track assistant professor

The School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position in genomics and bioinformatics of eukaryotes. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong research programs in comparative genomics, population genomics, or gene networks. Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, and postdoctoral experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally-funded research program, teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, and collaborate with other faculty both within SIB and elsewhere on campus to develop research initiatives in genomics and bioinformatics. The candidate will be housed in one or more of the departments of Animal Biology, Plant Biology, or Entomology. Target start date is August 16, 2014. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public land-grant university with more than 40,000 students and provides a highly collaborative and supportive academic environment. Opportunities for interactions exist with genomicists and bioinformaticians across campus including at the Institute for Genomic Biology, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the Departments of Computer Science and Statistics, as well as our Masters in Bioinformatics graduate program. Support facilities include the KECK Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics and the High-Performance Biological Computing Center in the Roy Carver Biotechnology Center (

To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile through and upload your application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and plans, teaching philosophy and experience, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references by November 29, 2013. After a review of the candidate’s record, the search committee may then contact the applicant about soliciting letters of reference.

Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information contact Genomics and Bioinformatics Search Chair,

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (