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University System of Georgia
Systems Biologist, Assistant Professor--Search #67329
College of Science and Mathematics, Department of Biology

Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for an Assistant Professor of Systems Biology in the Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics. Georgia Southern University is a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship, and service. At Georgia Southern we provide a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. Academic programs are organized within eight colleges:

Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.

A residential university with enrollment of more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia's premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and nearly 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students.

Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.

Our 900-acre park-like campus in Statesboro, Georgia, is not far from historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island and provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college in a classic Main Street community.

Within this setting, the Department of Biology consists of a diverse faculty of teacher-scholars involved in a wide spectrum of activities from molecular to ecological studies on the coastal plain and throughout the world. The Department provides undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging education that is research-based and technology-oriented. We provide a foundation for life-long learning and appreciation of biological processes and biological diversity through teaching, research and outreach.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair, the position of Assistant Professor of Systems Biologyrequires research, teaching, and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or other relevant field. The successful candidate will develop an externally funded research program on systems biology, and teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates should have a research interest in understanding biological networks. Research areas may include but not limited to: functional/evolutionary genomics and proteomics/transcriptomics, metabolomic analysis, and bioinformatics. Candidates in the areas of analysis of regulatory, biochemical or signaling networks, and modeling are also welcome to apply. The Department of Biology is housed in 3 buildings, including a new 158,000-square-foot Biological Sciences Building. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. by 31 December 2015 in the Biological Sciences or other relevant field
• Demonstrated excellence in research in systems biology
• Potential to attract extramural funding
• Expertise to teach a course in the area of systems biology
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without
assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Post-doctoral experience

Deadline for receipt of applications is October 26, 2015. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2016. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching interests/philosophy, and three letters of reference.

Applications must be sent electronically as a single PDF attachment (include applicant name in filename). Letters of recommendation in PDF format may be sent separately via email. Other documentationmay be requested. Only complete, electronically submitted applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Quentin Fang, Search Chair, Search #67329
Electronic mail: qfang @ georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5657

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://www.bio.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

posted 2015.09.14