Assistant Professor, Microbiome research

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
commensurate with experience
October 31 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant Professor, Microbiome Research

The Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Microbiomics at the academic rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 2019.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience in microbiome composition, dynamics, and/or host-associated interactions. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the microbial ecology of ecosystems (including plant-microbe and microbe-animal interactions, soil, and water microbial ecology), environmental health (e.g., contaminants and pathogens in the environment), and disease states (e.g., metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, aging, etc) as they complement the departments’ existing areas of research strength in microbiology, physiology, and ecology. Candidates employing cutting-edge tools including (meta)genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and/or metabolomic approaches to dissect the microbiome, in their research program are particularly encouraged to apply.

The appointee will be expected to maintain an active, extramurally funded research program, engage in collaborative research efforts, serve on institutional and peer-review committees, mentor graduate students, and participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching programs. Collaborative opportunities are available for interaction with Marquette researchers in biology, biomedical sciences, and chemistry, and through the Clinical & Translational Science Institute at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Following the teacher-scholar model of Marquette University, we seek candidates interested in both research and teaching. This position will consist of a 50% research and 50% teaching appointment. Teaching responsibilities of junior faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences typically follow a 1:1 load (one class per semester) in the candidate's area of expertise. Salary, benefits, and startup are commensurate with those of other research universities.

Marquette University is a private Jesuit institution of 12,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Department of Biological Sciences is a vibrant collaborative research community, consisting of 19 faculty members with over 30 Biology PhD students and a growing graduate program. Faculty research is funded mainly through external agencies such as NSF, USDA, and NIH. The department has strong collaborations within and across campus as well as partnerships with other Wisconsin research institutions, including UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Information on the department of Biological Sciences can be found at:

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Marquette recognizes and cherishes the dignity of each individual regardless of age, culture, faith, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, language, disability or social class. Precisely because Catholicism at its best seeks to be inclusive, we are open to all who share our mission and seek the truth about God and the world. Through our admissions and employment policies and practices, our curricular and co-curricular offerings, and our welcoming and caring campus environment, Marquette seeks to become a more diverse and inclusive academic community dedicated to the promotion of justice.

Our commitment to a diverse university community helps us to achieve excellence by promoting a culture of learning, appreciation and understanding. Each member of the Marquette community is charged to treat everyone with care and respect and to value and treasure differences. This call to action is integral to the tradition which we share.

Please submit applications for this position through Marquette University’s recruiting website: Each application should include a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy and the courses that the applicant is interested in teaching, research plan, a diversity statement, unofficial transcripts, and the names and email addresses of 3 references. The diversity statement should include the candidate’s experience and vision for promoting diversity through research, teaching, or service. After submitting your application, contact the three references and have them submit letters of recommendation to, include “Microbiomics Search” in the subject line of the email.  Application screening will begin November 15th with a deadline for applications of December 15th, 2018. Please send inquiries about this position to Thomas Eddinger, the Chair of the search committee (email: