Professor in Microbiome/Microbiota-Host Interactions

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
March 02 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks applications at the Full Professor rank (current Associate Professors are also encouraged to apply) with expertise in microbiome/microbiota-host interactions. This position will be part of a cluster of positions with the Departments of Chemistry and Human Nutrition at The University of Alabama. We are particularly interested in applicants with foci in mechanistic studies of cell signaling and communication between microbial species and between hosts and the microbiota, regulation of microbiota population growth, effects of microbiome diversity and community structure on the host, and the impact of microbiome dynamics on holobiont physiology and health. The successful applicant will have a highly visible research program in one of these areas, an established record of sustained research funding, and an interest in building a strong core of scientists within the scope of microbiome research. Teaching responsibilities will be in the candidate's area of expertise. Applications should include an application letter, cv, statement of research interests and a list of 3-5 references. Applications can be made at:


Questions concerning the position may be addressed to Department Chair, Dr. Janis O'Donnell (, or Search Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Secor ( Consideration of applications will begin April 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The earliest start date for the successful applicant will be August 16, 2018. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this available position can be found on our website at The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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