Assistant to Associate Professor

Columbus, Ohio
November 23 2021
Position Type
Full Time
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Description:   The College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Microbiology ( and the Foods for Health Discovery Theme ( at The Ohio State University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the area of Microbiome Science, with an emphasis on understanding microbial community metabolism in the context of human health, diet, and/or nutrition. The successful candidate will establish an independent research program relevant to the Discovery Theme’s mission and contribute to teaching in the Department of Microbiology. The new faculty member will join an interdisciplinary community on the main campus in Columbus, Ohio, which includes a network between the Infectious Disease Institute, the Center of Microbiome Science, and the EMERGE Biology Integration Institute. Further, our partners - Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Ohio Supercomputer Center - offer many opportunities for collaboration and advancement of research programs. This position is partially funded by the Foods for Health Discovery Theme, which has spurred significant cross-program faculty hiring to build on Ohio State’s culture of academic collaboration to innovate and make a global impact. Information on the Ohio State Discovery Themes programs can be found here:

Qualifications: A PhD in microbiology, biochemistry, computational biology or a related field and expertise in the area of microbiome science. Postdoctoral experience with a demonstrated record of productivity is required. Outstanding applicants in all areas of microbiome science will be considered, but research areas of special interest include the human microbiome and its relationship to metabolism and nutrition. 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 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 offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at

Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and statements on research, teaching, and diversity. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is August 15, 2022. Inquiries may be directed to Charles Daniels, Search Committee Chair at

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  The university is an ADVANCE Institution and member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

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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