Assistant Professor, Microbial Physiology

University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma (US)
September 09 2019
Position Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor, Microbial Physiology



The Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology at the University of Oklahoma ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Microbial Physiology. We seek an exceptional individual who will establish a nationally recognized, externally-funded research program. We are especially interested in individuals whose work complements the research interests of our current faculty, who focus on understanding microbial influences on ecosystem function and health. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester and participate in professional/service activities.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RU/VH comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.



Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related discipline.
  • Postdoctoral research experience.


Preferred qualifications

  • Strong record of research publication in high impact, peer-reviewed research journals.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Ability to contribute to core undergraduate and graduate curricula in microbiology, biotechnology, and/or bioinformatics.
  • Experience working with/teaching diverse groups.
  • Capability for cross-disciplinary interaction within the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology as well as across the university.


Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted to on ByCommittee and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a research statement, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and up to five representative publications. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee Dr. Bradley Stevenson,


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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