Faculty Position in Microbial Environmental Metagenomics and Bioinformatics

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas (US)
October 05 2017
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Faculty Position in Microbial Environmental Metagenomics and Bioinformatics

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professorship, tenure track, expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018.

Qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental genomics, bioinformatics, microbial ecology, or related fields and relevant postdoctoral experience. We are interested in candidates addressing fundamental questions about the structure and function of microbiomes as well as the informatics challenges associated with these analyses. We consider microbiomes as inclusive of bacteria, archaea, fungi, microbial eukaryotes, and viruses, and are particularly interested in candidates examining microbiome function in natural environments. A strong record of research and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching are required. We especially encourage applicants with a strong record of collaboration. A complete online application includes the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter, please address how you would contribute to advancing diversity at KU (http://eeb.ku.edu/diversity). For additional information about the position, contact Professor Jim Bever at jbever@ku.edu. Initial review of applications will begin November 14, 2017 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) (http://eeb.ku.edu) is large, diverse, and dynamic, including ~40 faculty. The department enjoys affiliations with the Kansas Biological Survey, the KU Biodiversity Institute, Center for Computational Biology, the KU Department of Molecular Biosciences, and the ITTC/Bioinformatics and computational life science laboratory. KU faculty benefit from the KU Center for Research Computing and the KU Field Station, as well as several fully-staffed core facilities, including the Genome Sequencing Core, the Microscopy and Analytical Imaging Laboratory, and Nanofabrication facility.

For complete announcements and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/10108BR. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination.