Assistant Professor

Location
Columbus, Ohio
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
August 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The nationally recognized Ohio State University (OSU) Department of Microbiology is hiring a tenure-track faculty at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates with expertise in any area of microbiology are welcome and encouraged to apply. Research interests of our faculty include physiology, ecology, molecular biology, cell biology, pathogenesis, and microbiome science. Members of our unit lead or co-lead 3 of OSU’s 9 Multidisciplinary Research Centers - the Center for RNA Biology, Center of Microbiome Science, and Infectious Disease Institute. Several of our faculty have dual membership and affiliations with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the College of Medicine, the Translational Data Analytics Institute, the College of Engineering, among others. We also lead one of the inaugural 5 Biology Integration Institutes launched by the National Science Foundation. OSU Micro is a multidisciplinary, cutting-edge, and welcoming place to do exciting science. We are committed to building an equitable environment that values diverse experiences, reflective of the department's history that includes the US’s first black Microbiology PhD in 1933, Dr. Ruth E Moore.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a PhD in Microbiology or a related field. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About the Ohio State University:

As a large land grant university (~50,000 undergraduates, 11,000 graduate students, and 7,000 faculty) OSU offers its faculty great trainees, diverse cutting-edge scientific resources, and local multidisciplinary collaborative opportunities, while also hosting a thriving Extension program to bring research & knowledge directly to our communities. 

OSU has a history of promoting and researching inclusive practices, with one of the nation’s oldest and largest university Diversity & Inclusion Offices in the country, as well as the nationally-lauded Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity. We are responsive to dual-career families and are a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).).

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus is one of the top 10 best cities in the US to start your career, with reasonable housing costs, ample green space, an active arts and entertainment community, and a renowned restaurant scene. It is also more racially diverse than the national average, home to a vibrant and growing immigrant community, and in the top 10 LGBTQ+-friendly cities for millennials. Columbus has average climate risk among US cities and above-average climate change preparedness.  Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at https://visit.osu.edu/experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19043. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin on September 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Virginia Rich at rich.270@osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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