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Applicants should send a letter of interest with Curriculum Vitae, Statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a list of three references with current contact information to:

Search Committee, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, The University of Michigan, 2017 Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109-2218


Job Summary

The Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan Medical School seeks outstanding applicants for a part-time Lecturer position (30%).


Teach part of an introductory graduate-level programming course with a focus on bioinformatics data analysis and applications. This course should be accessible to non-bioinformatics students with little or no prior programming experience. Integrate lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions.  Prepare lessons, exercises, exams, and hands-on problem sets.  Develop didactic material for real-life applications. Annually update as the field evolves, with student questionnaires to evaluate effectiveness of the curriculum.  Participate in teaching several lectures in the existing introductory graduate bioinformatics course.  Work with the Course Director on course design.Prepare, update, and present lectures on bioinformatics and genomic data analysis topics, with appropriate biological background. Develop and manage bioinformatics laboratory sessions to complement the assigned lectures.  Participate in teaching the 1-week intensive Introduction to Biocomputing camp in the summer. 

Required Qualifications*

Candidates for this position should have a PhD in Bioinformatics, Biology or a related field with experience in bioinformatics, and ability to program comfortably in multiple languages.  Ability to teach an introductory programming course, preferably in Python, is required.  Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills. 

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred candidates will have sufficient background in biology to teach introductory course to students lacking a background in college-level biology.  Also desired are 2+ years of teaching at college or graduate level and evidence of expertise in course development and evaluation. 

Work Locations

Palmer Commons

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.