Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (US)
Commensurate with experience
October 13 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Wilkes University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology to begin Fall 2022. Successful candidates must have training using molecular, cellular, ecological, and/or genetic approaches to study fundamental areas of microbial biology. Possible research areas include, but are not restricted to, host-bacterial interactions, microbial diversity, microbial interactions, environmental microbiology, medical microbiology, virology, and metagenomics. The successful candidate will establish an active research program incorporating undergraduates, and will have the opportunity to participate in the MS program in Bioengineering. Teaching responsibilities will include development and delivery of upper-level undergraduate courses, microbiology for Nursing majors, and possibly graduate courses appropriate to the candidate's expertise. Participation in the introductory biology course is also possible.

A PhD is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate an authentic interest in teaching undergrads, and show promise of excellence as an educator.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement (2-3 pages), research statement (2-3 pages), and also arrange to have three current confidential letters of reference submitted to Dr. Kenneth M. Klemow ( For full consideration, all application materials must be received by COB, Friday, October 22, 2021.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


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