North Carolina State University, Department of Statistics
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Internal Number: PG193138EP
North Carolina State University seeks nominations and applications for a visionary leader as Director of its Bioinformatics Research Center. The successful candidate will lead a dynamic research center at the nexus of Biological, Molecular, and Data Sciences. This opportunity is situated within a vibrant academic community renowned for its numerous research and training initiatives and poised to achieve even greater success as these initiatives come to fruition.
The Director will report administratively to the Dean of the College of Sciences and provide leadership in interdisciplinary activities for a group of ~20 faculty across multiple colleges and additional affiliated personnel. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be (1) an internationally recognized scholar qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Full Professor in a College and Department appropriate to their background, with (2) demonstrated commitment to teaching and training, and (3) a record of accomplished leadership. Exceptional candidates appropriate for the rank of Associate Professor may be considered.
The Center is aligned with the goals in the university’s “Wolfpack 2030: Powering the Extraordinary” Strategic Plan, including ensuring preeminence in research, scholarship, innovation and collaboration, and leading in developing innovative partnerships, entrepreneurial thinking and applied problem solving. The Director is expected to articulate a vision for the continuing role of bioinformatics, computational biology, and molecular data sciences in modern STEM research and training. In addition, the Director will provide a future membership plan for the Center, and engage and identify synergies with numerous other Colleges and cross-cutting units across the university.
NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
About North Carolina State University, Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University was founded in 1941 by Gertrude M. Cox and is one of the oldest and largest statistics programs in the country. The primary function of the Department is to achieve outstanding research, teaching, mentoring, consulting and collaborations on campus and world-wide, within a cohesive department, where all students, faculty, and staff receive fair treatment. The Department has over 40 faculty members, most of whom are housed in SAS Hall on the University’s main campus, along with more than 260 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. We are the “birthplace” of SAS Institute, the world’s largest privately owned software company, and one which specializes in statistical applications. The Department maintains a close relationship with SAS and other industry partners through student programs and activities.
The Department has expertise in a number of research areas (see https://statistics.sciences.ncsu.edu/research/research-areas/) and strong ties with the Data Science Academy (https://datascienceacademy.ncsu.edu/) and the Genetics and Genomics Academy (https://gga.ncsu.edu/) at NC State. Our graduate program, which is th...e top producer of statistics PhDs, was recently ranked 11th in the nation and 28th in the world (see https://statistics.sciences.ncsu.edu/know-us/rankings-awards-stats/); we also have a thriving online master's program with approximately 100 students. Please visit our Sciences Strategic Plan (https://sciences.ncsu.edu/about/strategic-planning/strategic-plan-2021-2026/) and the College of Sciences Culture Charter (https://sciences.ncsu.edu/about/strategic-planning/culture-charter/) to learn more about the College of Sciences.
NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interest and experience would enable them to support the university.