Assistant Professor

NDSU Microbiological Sciences
Fargo, North Dakota
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 28, 2022

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Life Sciences, Microbiology
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Position description: The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (9 month).

Applicants with expertise and interest in industrial microbiology are encouraged to apply.  Such a program may broadly include, but is not limited to, synthetic microbiology and genome engineering, biotechnology, microbial metabolic engineering, metabolic network analysis and reconstruction, leading to biocatalytic valorization and new use of agricultural waste products. The successful candidate will develop a strong extramurally funded research program and contribute to academic governance through service to the department, college, university, and to their scientific discipline. Contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission is expected. Applications from candidates with an interest in developing innovative teaching methods and contributing to developing courses/ programs in industrial microbiology to enhance local scientific talent and outreach to agricultural industries in the area are welcomed.

NDSU is a student focused, land grant, research institution. NDSU researchers find solutions and discover opportunities that enhance the quality of life; sustain food, feed, fiber, and fuel production; and protect the land and resources of North Dakota. The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to well-equipped departmental laboratory space, core biology and synthesis research facilities, the newly developed Peltier Agricultural Products Development Center, and a high-powered computing cluster, the successful candidate will have access to the Dalrymple BSL3 research greenhouses, agricultural plots, the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex, the Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory, and the NDSU Electron Microscopy Center, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, commodity groups, and a supportive agricultural community.  NDSU is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  Visit or call 701-231-7708 for more information

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Microbiology

Relevant postdoctoral research experience

Evidence of recent research productivity

Demonstrated commitment to teaching,

Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and

students, and Effective written and oral communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

A strong publication record,

Evidence of productivity  in microbiology research with industrial application or related areas, Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding

Evidence of effective and innovative teaching.

Applications from under-represented groups, and women are especially welcome.

For more information about this position, and information about the department, NDSU, and the region, please visit

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 15th, 2022.  Positions will

remain open until filled, with an expected date of joining in August 2022 or earlier.

Instructions to applicants:  Applicants should submit a single pdf file of the following

  • through the online application portal at

1. A curriculum vitae

2.Cover letter that includes a statement of career goals (no more than 2 pages)

3. Research:

3a. A Statement of research (no more than 2 pages) describing accomplishments and ideas for contribution to the advancement of agricultural priority areas in the state of ND. Dakota (more information on ND agriculture is available at NCI lists the major crop commodity groups, ND Stockmen’s Association, ND Livestock Alliance, ND Pork Council, and ND Dairy Coalition).

3b. An outline of a planned proposal to a major funding agency (No more than 1 page)

4.Teaching: (no more than 2 pages)

A Statement of teaching interests and philosophies including mentoring philosophy

5.Diversity statement describing contribution or ideas on advancing diversity and equity for

 students and on campus (no more than 1 page)

6.Contact information for three references.

For more information, please contact

Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy  (, Search Committee Chair,

Department of Microbiological Sciences, Department #7690, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-

6050. Tel: 701 231 8150. Fax: 701 231 9692. Include  “Faculty search “ in the subject line.


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