Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Respiratory Diseases

OSU-Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Noble Research Center - The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Competitive and Commensurate with education, training and experience.
September 17 2019
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Respiratory Diseases

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Oklahoma State University (OSU) is seeking applicants for a 9-month, full-time, tenure-track position (75% research and 25% teaching) in the area of Respiratory Diseases. While all candidates working on respiratory diseases are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates working on research projects that involve animal diseases/models that impact animal husbandry and/or fall under the “one health” designation. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent competitive research program on the molecular basis of respiratory disease that is nationally funded. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses relative to his/her expertise and the needs of the department. Training undergraduate and graduate researchers is also expected. The multi-disciplinary research environment at Oklahoma State University provides ample opportunities for collaboration with the faculty members from multiple colleges and departments, and members of the NIH CoBRE funded Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases.

The fundamental mission of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge through pioneering research and teaching, and we strive to achieve the goals of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (DASNR). The individual hired for this position will be encouraged to collaborate with other DASNR researchers, and provide expertise in the area of respiratory disease to enhance current DASNR research efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Systems Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Animal Sciences, or a related field, and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Applicants must be committed to excellence in research, teaching and service to the Department. Preference will be given to candidates with: excellent communication and interpersonal skills, evidence of research success, a passion for teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, and the ability to collaborate. 

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with education, training and experience.  The appointment also comes with competitive start-up funds and ample laboratory space.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2019, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: July 1, 2020, or as soon thereafter as an outstanding candidate is available. Continuation of this position is subject to satisfactory performance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested applicants must apply via https://jobs.okstate.edu for the position labeled req#7243 As part of the application process, provide 1) a cover letter indicating interest, qualifications and experience, 2) a CV that includes educational background, list of publications, and extramural funding, 3) up to three reprints of peer-reviewed manuscripts, 4) contact information for three references, 5) a teaching philosophy, and 6) a summary of future research plans. Letters of reference can be attached or sent to Professor Junpeng Deng, c/o Melissa Hatchett at Melissa.hatchett@okstate.edu. Applicants will be notified before references are contacted.

Questions in reference to the position may be addressed to: Dr. John E. Gustafson, Professor and Department Head, at 405-744-6189, or john.gustafson@okstate.edu.

More information about the department is available on the website at: http://biochemistry.okstate.edu.

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Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For assistance with the application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.  For more information go to eeo.okstate.edu.

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