Assistant Professor of Microbiome Biology

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August 16 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Microbiome Biology

Assistant Professor
School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Washington State University

The School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington, invites applications for a full-time, permanent, tenure-track faculty position in Microbiome Biology. This position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level and will begin in August of 2020.

Candidates should have a research program focused on microbiome biology, potential for collaborative research and training, and the ability to  complement WSU Vancouver’s existing research strengths. Area of expertise is open. Priority will be given to candidates with research focus on the animal microbiome and the relationship between the microbiome and host  physiology and/or behavior, including the impact on human health. Preference will be given to a researcher who employs both bioinformatic analysis of large, complex biological data sets and experimental approaches to understanding microbiome-host interactions, including modern genetic or genomic approaches.

Required qualifications include an earned doctorate by Dec 31, 2019, a record of research accomplishment in microbiome biology, evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence including the ability to teach  undergraduate and graduate courses such as genetics, bioinformatics or host-microbiome interactions, ability to mentor and train graduate students, and ability to contribute to WSU diversity goals. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program supported by extramural funding, train graduate and undergraduate students, participate
in graduate and undergraduate teaching, participate in service, and advance our commitment to diversity.

To see full Notice of Vacancy and submit an application visit postings/47054. Applications must include a letter of application addressing  qualifications, a curriculum vitae, three separate statements addressing teaching, research and potential to contribute to WSU diversity goals, and up to three selected reprints of published or in press papers. Three (3) letters of recommendation that
address the applicant’s history of and potential for research, teaching and
communication excellence are required. The reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through our online application system. Review of applications begins September 23, 2019.

For information on the position or the status of your application, candidates may contact:

Dr. Cheryl Schultz
Chair, Microbiome Biology Search Committee
School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University
Vancouver, WA 98686


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