Assistant Professor of Microbiology

Huntsville, Alabama (US)
Competitive salary and benefits
October 31 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Department of Biological Sciences

Tenure-track Faculty Position


The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville seeks candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Microbiology starting August, 2018. The successful candidate will develop a research program with emphasis on microbiomes and physiological or environmental phenomena, bacterial and viral bioinformatics, molecular mechanisms of infectious disease, or other areas of national interest. Researchers and research areas that can productively interact with the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, a center of excellence and innovation in sequence intensive methods, would be favored. Faculty will be expected to engage in funded research, to mentor graduate and undergraduate research, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching assignments will primarily be in microbiology and related courses. The department values diversity, and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community. We particularly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups, including women and minorities.

The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Shelby Center for Science and Technology with spacious, well-equipped teaching and research facilities. Collaborative research activity is encouraged with the Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and more than a dozen biotechnology companies in Cumming’s Research Park, all of which are located minutes away from the university.  Cummings Research Park is the 2nd largest research park in the United States with over 285 high technology companies.  Huntsville is a mid-sized city located in beautiful north Alabama, an area that boasts a reasonable cost of living and ample recreational and cultural opportunities. Please visit the department web site,, to learn more about the department and the area.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and postdoctoral experience.  Applicants should submit a single PDF that includes a 1) cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement; 4) a statement of teaching interests; and 5) contact information for three letters of recommendation to  For further information or questions please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Roger Cruz-Vera at

Review of complete applications will begin 1 December, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.