Faculty Position

Hanover, New Hampshire
Salary plus benefits
August 21 2019
Molecular Microbiology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Faculty Position

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology (M&I) at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of molecular microbiology to join our collegial and collaborative department and scientific community studying microbes and their impact on human health. Exceptional candidates at a senior rank may also be considered.

We seek outstanding applicants with the capacity to direct an independent, vigorous, innovative, and extramurally funded research program using contemporary approaches to address fundamental questions related to the mechanisms that microbes utilize to influence their environments. Areas of research interest include studies focused on fungi, bacteria, viruses, and parasites that include but are not limited to studies of host-microbe interactions, microbe-microbe interactions, ecological niche adaptation, responses to therapeutic anti-microbial agents, microbial pathogenesis, and microbial biotechnology development. In addition to research excellence, candidates should excel in both didactic and laboratory-based mentoring and teaching.

Faculty members in M&I are members of the PhD graduate program in Molecular and Cellular Biology and participate in NIH-supported training grant programs in Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis(M2P2), Cystic Fibrosis/Lung Biology, and Immunology.  Depending on areas of expertise, successful candidates may also join Dartmouth’s graduate programs in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, and Experimental and Molecular Medicine. 

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college graduates.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth is located in the neighboring towns of Hanover and Lebanon in the picturesque Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hours’ drive.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D., MD or equivalent degree and relevant postdoctoral research experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement (not to exceed 3 pages), and a teaching statement, and ask three referees to provide letters of recommendation. Application review will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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