Assistant Professor (2 pos.)- Microbial Symbionts of Plants AND Evolutionary Developmental Biologist

Location
Utah State University, Logan Campus, Logan, Utah
Salary
Commensurate with experience and education, plus excellent benefits
Posted
January 30 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Assistant Professor - Microbial Symbionts of Plants  [JOB ID 3042]

Position Summary:

The Department of Biology (biology.usu.edu) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service) in microbe-plant symbioses. 

Responsibilities:

We seek an innovative scientist with research interests in the symbiotic interactions between plants and microorganisms, including mutualisms and pathogenic interactions. Preference will be given to those applicants who expand on existing strengths in the department and university, and whose teaching expertise includes Plant Pathology and General Microbiology. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach an advanced course in their area of specialization.

Assistant Professor - Evolutionary Developmental Biologist [JOB ID: 3034]

Position Summary:

The Department of Biology (www.biology.usu.edu) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position (50% research, 40% teaching, and 10% service) in evolutionary developmental biology.

Responsibilities:

We seek an innovative scientist with research interests in the mechanisms underlying diversification of developmental processes in model or non-model organisms. Preference will be given to those applicants whose research complements existing strengths in the department and university. Teaching may include Developmental Biology, Genetics, or General Biology.

 

Applicable to Both Positions:

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, and nationally recognized research program; form effective collaborations with other faculty; and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the Department of Biology. Implementation of innovative teaching methods is encouraged. 

Applicants must apply electronically, using the online system a https://jobs.usu.edu. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research philosophy and goals, and the names and contact information (including email addresses) for three references. Up to three peer review publications may be submitted. For further information or inquiries, please contact Search Manager. Review of applications will begin 19 February 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dept/College Highlights:

The Department of Biology has more than 50 faculty and offers MS and PhD programs in Biology, Ecology and Neuroscience. The Biology Department guarantees graduate student support for up to six years for all matriculated students. The Department is committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Utah State University (USU) is a land-grant university founded in 1888 with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 78 foreign countries.

The USU campus is in Cache Valley, a community of about 114,000 residents located in a picturesque mountain valley in Northern Utah about 80 miles from Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at usu.edu.

Utah State University is committed to enhancing multicultural and gender diversity and is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples. It is an AA/EO employer and encourages application from minorities, women, people with disabilities and veterans. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires that work eligibility be documented for all new employees. Please be prepared to verify eligibility for employment.

Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity.