Assistant Professor

Fargo, North Dakota
Salary comensurate with experience + benefits
October 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biological Sciences at NDSU is accepting applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level to begin fall 2019.  We are seeking candidates whose primary research interest is integrative genomics focusing on the sub-fields of ecological genomics, evolutionary genomics, or bioinformatics. The faculty member will be expected to collaborate with existing faculty on the genomics of overwintering stress in insects, as well as developing a research program in their own area of interest. We welcome applicants studying at all levels of inquiry from genetic, cellular, or physiological mechanisms to population-, landscape-, or ecosystem-level functions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences and relevant post-doctoral experience. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an extramurally funded research program, supervise graduate students, and teach one course per semester at the undergraduate or graduate level. Specific courses taught will be determined based on faculty expertise and experience and the needs of the department. We are particularly interested in applicants who are willing to engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with department faculty. The position is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service.  The position will be competitive with regards to start-up funds, space, and salary. 

Candidates must have: (1) completed a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences and have relevant post-doctoral experience; (2) demonstrated research experience using integrated approaches and evidence of peer-reviewed publication; (3) evidence of a commitment to teaching and student learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (4) potential to initiate and develop an externally funded research program; (5) effective oral and written communication skills and (6) ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability in: (1) research in genomics and/or bioinformatics, (2) research on model or non-model insects, (3) research investigating epigenetic mechanisms, (4) research that complements existing themes in the department, (5) obtaining extramural funding, and (6) promoting the success of students from underrepresented groups.

Application materials include: a curriculum vitae; a two-page description of research interests; a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted electronically. 

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North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable