Assistant Professor of discipline-based educational research (DBER) and Computational Biology

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in discipline-based educational research (DBER) and Computational Biology/Bioinformatics.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. We seek applicants with demonstrated experience and training in discipline-based educational research (DBER) and Computational Biology/Bioinformatics. The successful candidate will couple their research and teaching efforts to help advance student achievement, especially for underrepresented students who are historically excluded from science. The candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program in undergraduate STEM education and contribute to teaching and experiential learning in the degree program of CMB Bioinformatics. The candidate will have the unique opportunity to interact with research and training collaborations through university-wide initiatives, including the BigData Collaborative, the Data Science Degree Programs, other recently hired STEM-related DBER researchers, and the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL). A Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment date. For a full position description and qualifications, please refer to

First consideration will be given to applications received by November 25, 2022.  Applications must be received through URI’s online application system (  Please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement. Additionally, please provide contact information for three references from whom letters may be requested. Please email Ying Zhang at with position-related questions.

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: TBD
Location: University of Rhode Island, United States