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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position, Computer and Information Sciences

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College / VP Area: College of Engineering
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Computer & Information Sciences, Full Time

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position

Department of Computer and Information Sciences

University of Delaware

The Department of Computer and Information Sciences at University of Delaware invites applications for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in computational biology and bioinformatics. Outstanding candidates in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant areas. We encourage all ambitious, innovative individuals, who have demonstrated excellence in research and drive to become leaders in their fields while engaging in high-quality teaching and mentoring of diverse students, to apply.

New faculty will have ample opportunities to join the many university initiatives including the Data Science Institute, the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence, graduate programs in Quantum Science and Engineering, Robotics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Security and those supported by Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, Institute for Financial Services Analytics, and Health Sciences at the STAR campus. New faculty will also have the opportunity to be involved in the UD-based interdisciplinary graduate training programs funded by NIH and NSF including NIH T32 Chemical Biology Interface, NIH T32 Predoctoral Training Program in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biomedical Data Science, and NSF NRT Computing and Data Science Training for Materials Innovation, Discovery, and Analytics.

The Department is vibrant and growing, currently with 26 tenure-track, 7 teaching, 7 research faculty members, and about 130 graduate students and 630 undergraduate students. We have significant external funding, including grants from NSF, NIH, DOE, DARPA, Air Force, Army, Navy, and industries.

The 7th oldest institution of higher education in this country, the University of Delaware (with about 18,000+undergraduate and 3,000+ full-time graduate students) today ranks among the nation's top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering, and among the top 60 schools of engineering nationwide. The 194,000-square-foot Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory includes shared laboratories for nanofabrication and advanced materials characterization and greatly expands opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education, and the 272-acre STAR (Science, Technology and Advanced Research) campus offers even more opportunities for research, academic, and commercial development. The University is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution, and its beautiful 100-acre central campus is located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City, and about one hour away from Baltimore and Philadelphia. More information about the Department and the University is available at and, respectively.

Applicants should submit a cover letter (addressed to Dr. Rui Zhang, Faculty Search Committee Chair), a vita, three references with contact information, a statement on research and a statement on teaching. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, those from historically underrepresented groups and people with disabilities. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be viewed at: As a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equality, the University of Delaware is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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