Assistant, Associate or Full Professor / ASU / Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics

Tempe, Arizona (US)
Salary and rank commensurate with rank and experience
October 11 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor 

Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full time, open‐rank, tenured or tenure‐track faculty position in the area of microbiome research in collaboration with the Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics of the Biodesign Institute ( Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2020. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Life Sciences has to offer by visiting and

We seek to expand a strong group of scientists focused on understanding the functional and structural basis of microbiomes and their relevance for biotic or abiotic systems. The successful candidate typically will apply innovative technologies and approaches to provide an integrated, systems understanding of microbiomes and establish principles for the behavior of microbial communities.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an innovative, independent, extramurally funded research program, provide excellent classroom instruction as assigned by SOLS and contribute to curriculum development. The successful candidate will mentor students and postdoctoral fellows, interact with interdisciplinary faculty at ASU, and provide service to the school, college and university. A competitive start‐up package will be provided.

Minimum qualifications: All prospective candidates must hold a doctoral degree by the time of appointment in a field relevant to microbiome research, a proven track record of novel research, and relevant postdoctoral experience. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor rank must have a track record of significant extramural research funding.

Desired qualifications include a record of publication in peer-reviewed, ISI-rated journals, demonstration of excellence in teaching and/or mentoring, experience working in a multidisciplinary environment, and demonstrated success in meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

To apply submit required application materials. Materials shall include, (1) cover letter that identifies the rank for which consideration is sought and includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record, (3) three representative publications, (4) a statement of research vision and plans, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, and (6) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.  All applications must be sent electronically.

Application deadline is November 19, 2019.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

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