The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track lecturer position in bioinformatics for UMBC's newly launched bachelor’s degree in Translational Life Science Technology (TLST). This position is located at UMBC’s branch campus in Rockville, Maryland at The Universities at Shady Grove.
RESPONSIBILITIES: As full-time teaching faculty, the incumbent will be responsible for teaching classes related to bioinformatics in the TLST program such as statistics, translational bioinformatics, and life science software applications. The TLST curriculum is designed to align with the growing field of translational science which is the process of turning a scientific discovery into a life-saving solution while addressing critical workforce needs of the biotechnology industry. This is UMBC’s first undergraduate STEM program being offered at The Universities at Shady Grove near the growing biotechnology industry hub in Montgomery County, Maryland.
In addition to teaching, the incumbent will be responsible for a modest level of administrative duties primarily related to the development and management of a bioinformatics concentration within the TLST B.S. degree program. Other administrative duties include assisting with student recruitment and retention activities; advising students including guidance on internship opportunities; and assisting with the recruitment and support of bioinformatics-related adjunct faculty, if necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred) in bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or a related field with three years of bioinformatics-related academic or professional experience. Proficiency in common programming/scripting languages (ex: R, Python, C++, Perl) is required and preferably a knowledge of open source genome assembly software tools (ex: SISRS and TIGR assembler). Teaching experience in the classroom and/or on-line is required. Experience working with community college and transfer students as well as the use of innovative teaching strategies is desired but not required. Candidates should also have strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills and enjoy working in transdisciplinary, dynamic environments due to the administrative duties of the position.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes regular university benefits.
APPLICATION: For best consideration, please submit a (1) cover letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) separate statement discussing your teaching philosophy and relevant professional experiences and (4) list of three professional references by Monday, October 28, 2019, for best consideration to http://apply.interfolio.com/67227. Applications will only be accepted via Interfolio. Position will remain open until filled.
ABOUT UMBC: UMBC is a public research university that prides itself on quality teaching, innovative research, and public service. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students an undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. We are dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. The 2015 US News and World Report Best Colleges report placed UMBC fourth in the Most Innovative National Universities category and sixth in Best Undergraduate Teaching, National Universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC as one of the Great Colleges to Work For, a recognition given to only 86 universities. UMBC's campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for start-ups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences, and training.
UMBC-Shady Grove is located at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), a regional higher education center that offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. Programs at UMBC-Shady Grove help prepare students for rewarding careers in the region’s most high-demand fields. Students who successfully complete their coursework at UMBC-Shady Grove graduate with a degree from UMBC. Through on-campus services such as academic coaching, career advising, internship preparation, personal counseling, and leadership training, students leave UMBC-Shady Grove with the academic skills and real-world experiences needed for successful careers.
UMBC is committed to inclusive excellence and innovation and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.