Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology

Wake Forest University
Wake Forest University
Commensurate with education and expereince
March 20 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Lab Manager

Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow in Microbiology. We seek a teacher-scholar who is trained in a discipline within the microbiological sciences as broadly defined (viral, bacterial, archaeal, or microbial eukaryote), and who has a strong commitment to engaging students both in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate, MS, and PhD levels. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and will teach a general microbiology course with a laboratory section while pursuing research under the guidance of a Biology Department faculty member.  Experience with computational biology in the context of research and teaching is preferred but not required.  For more information regarding the position please visit http://biology.wfu.edu/microbiology-teacher-scholar/.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interest and teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three professional referees as a single PDF document. Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for final candidates. The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position.  Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Questions regarding the position may be addressed to curran@wfu.edu.

Additional information: Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (approx. 5,100 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with approx. 3000 graduate and professional students in the  Schools of Arts and Science, Medicine, Law, Business, and Divinity. The Department of Biology awards both Masters and Ph.D. degrees. The quality of the undergraduate and graduate teaching environments are outstanding, and our faculty combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. Teaching loads are consistent with our high expectations for scholarship, and Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities and is the #3 undergraduate Biology major in the US as ranked by College Factual. A variety of opportunities exist for collaboration with researchers from Biology and Chemistry, and the Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (http://cees.wfu.edu/). The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Art and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and an active biomedical research community. The city is ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys. Winston-Salem is less than an hour from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains and less than 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean. Other prominent universities are approximately 90 minutes away in the Research Triangle area.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment. 

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.