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Soil Microbiology / Soil Ecology Tenure Track Faculty Position

Indiana University, Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana (US)
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Nov 14, 2021

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Soil Microbiology / Soil Ecology Tenure Track Faculty Position

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University - Bloomington seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in the field of soil microbiology and/or soil ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research links soil microbial communities to biogeochemical processes or ecological functioning, including the role of soils in environmental change and/or atmosphere-biosphere interactions. Successful applicants may conduct research that integrates across multiple scales and uses a diverse set of tools and approaches, including -omics, bioinformatics, and/or modeling.  We value research, teaching, and service that intersects with issues of environmental justice and/or diversity and inclusivity in environmental science

The O’Neill School houses bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in environmental science, public affairs, and public and environmental policy, supported by excellent, collegial and highly regarded faculty. There are abundant opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration within the O’Neill school, and with scholars from other campus units, including the Departments of Biology (, Chemistry (, Geography (, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (, as well as the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering ( and the IU Environmental Resilience Institute (  Faculty at Indiana University have exceptional access to world-class supercomputing systems ( and state-of- analytical facilities including the Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics (, the Flow Cytometry ( and Microscopy core facilities (,  and unique field opportunities in the extensive properties of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve ( 

Applicants should have a PhD in environmental science, environmental biology, ecology, soil science, or a related discipline by the time of appointment, and should have a record of publication commensurate with appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain a rigorous, nationally/internationally recognized externally funded research program. This position also requires contributions to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and service to the O’Neill School and Indiana University. Interest in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations is strongly supported and encouraged.

We are especially interested in applicants with a strong commitment to mentoring, teaching, or outreach to people from diverse backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, racial and ethnic minorities, women, LGBTQ+) and an interest in contributing to the O’Neill School’s programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The O'Neill School is among the largest schools of public affairs and environmental science in the United States, with over 34,000 alumni around the world.  Indiana University - is a major research University founded in 1820, and currently enrolls over 38,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus. Additional information about the O’Neill school and Indiana University can be found at Bloomington is a diverse community located in the beautiful, wooded hills of southern Indiana approximately 45 minutes from Indianapolis and 3.5 hours from Chicago, with abundant, high quality cultural and recreational opportunities, low housing costs, and excellent schools. Additional information about the city of Bloomington can be found at

To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by November 15, 2021. However, the search will continue until the position is filled. Please submit, via the online system (, the following materials: 1) a letter of application, 2) current vita, 3) statement on research and teaching, 4) a diversity statement, and 5) representative manuscripts (up to three). In addition, please provide names for three references who could provide letters of recommendation upon request. Preferred start date is August 2022.

Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to Dr. Kim Novick ( 

For more information about the O’Neill School see:

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


The Department of Chemistry at Indiana University consists of a well-rounded research community with cutting edge expertise in a wide variety of modern disciplines including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, materials chemistry, and biochemistry.

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