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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Prokaryotic Molecular Biology

Biological Sciences
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (US)
Closing date
Oct 10, 2021

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Life Sciences, Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Virology
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The Department of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor. For this position, we seek outstanding applicants studying fundamental processes related to the molecular and cellular biology of bacteria or archaea, or their viruses, including but not restricted to host/viral interactions, microbial interactions, biofilms, toxin/antitoxin systems, mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, or microbial communities/ecosystems. Within a multidisciplinary, collaborative research environment in the department and across the university, the successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, participate in the department’s Ph.D. program in biology, and contribute to the department’s excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. 

Eligible applicants will hold a Ph.D. at the time of employment and have at least one year of postdoctoral research experience. To apply, please submit: (1) a cover letter, (2)  curriculum vitae, (3) research statement, (4) teaching statement, (5) a statement of  contributions to promote diversity and inclusion, and (6) have at least three letters of  recommendation.  In addition, applicants may submit an optional statement that outlines how the COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted their work and professional obligations.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the  nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic  community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000  undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members.  Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over  820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City  and Philadelphia.

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Search Committee
Vassie Ware, Ph.D., Chair
Department of Biological Sciences 
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015

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Initial review of applications will begin on October 11, 2021. 

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University is committed to increasing cultural and intellectual diversity in the academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award.  Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at  Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at:

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