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Assistant Professor (Data Science in Biology or Marine Science)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Arts & Sciences, Division of Natural Sciences
UH Hilo
Date Posted:
October 06, 2017
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins December 01, 2017
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
  • Appointment to begin approximately August 2018, pending position clearance and availability of funding.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Teach lower- and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate courses in biology or marine science; contribute to the development of a data science certificate program, minor and major; assist in the development of a new interdisciplinary data science curriculum; collaborate with Hawaii ‘Ike Wai EPSCoR scientists and develop an independent research focus with a data science application; advise and mentor students; and participate in departmental, community and University-wide service.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Doctoral-level degree at the time of appointment from an accredited university in biology, marine science, data science, or a closely related field; evidence of data science-related research, such as in genomics/bioinformatics or bio-physical oceanography; evidence of teaching biology or marine science at the university level; and experience mentoring student research.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching in a multicultural setting; evidence of successfully teaching university courses in biology or marine science; experience in developing data science curricula; evidence of engaging undergraduate students in data science research activities; field research experience; demonstrated ability to acquire external research funding.

To Apply:
A complete application must include: 1) a letter of application specifically addressing the ability to perform stated duties and explaining how minimum and desirable qualifications are met; 2) a current curriculum vita; 3) a statement on teaching data science in biology or marine science; 4) a statement on research; 5) transcript(s)showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (original official transcripts will be required prior to employment); 6) three current professional letters of reference with contact information (letters can be e-mailed directly to by the letter writer). Failure to submit the required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Electronic submissions only. Email all application materials to Include in the subject: Position 86483 application.
  1. Dr. Roberto Pelayo, Search Committee Chair;

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