The University of Georgia invites applications at the Assistant/Associate Professor level for a tenure‐track faculty position addressing the big data/data science challenges posed by Computational Plant Biology starting August 2016. We welcome applications from candidates who address fundamental computational, technical, and biological challenges in plant biology using appropriate study systems including forest trees and/or their interacting organisms. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the sciences or any related field and a strong research record at the interface of computational biology and plant sciences. Candidates currently holding the rank of Associate Professor will be given consideration for hiring at that rank, depending upon experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will join our world‐class interdisciplinary plant biology group, with a tenure home in the Franklin College Department of Plant Biology (http://www.plantbio.uga.edu/ ), and joint appointments in both the Institute of Bioinformatics (http://iob.uga.edu/ ) and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (http://www.warnell.uga.edu/ ).

Athens, Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the United States, is a land/sea grant institution located in the city of Athens (http://visitathensga.com/ ), 70 miles northeast of Atlanta

The University of Georgia and its many units are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a PhD and record that demonstrates future leadership in the field of computational biology and the ability to develop and maintain a high impact, externally funded research program while mentoring the next generation of computational biologists through undergraduate and graduate student training.

Special Instruction to applicants: Candidates should apply at (http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/338 ) and submit the following: (1) vitae, (2) cover letter, (3) research portfolio statement of accomplishments/goals in both computational biology and experimental research, (4) list of references with contact information (they may be contacted by the search committee), (5) PDF including 3 highest impact publications, and (6) teaching philosophy/accomplishments statement that includes bioinformatics instruction.  The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 2, 2015, and continue until the position has been filled.