Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Microbial Ecology and Evolution

Yale Microbial Sciences Institute
West Haven, CT
Closing date
Nov 15, 2022

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The Microbial Sciences Institute (MSI) at Yale University, in partnership with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (E&EB), seeks applicants for an open-rank (tenure-track or tenured) faculty position in microbial ecology, microbial evolution, or the intersection of these fields.

The MSI ( is a central hub where research teams from multiple departments contribute broad perspectives, approaches, and expertise in microbiology. Current research areas include biology of microbial communities, host-microbe interaction, and structural biology of microbial metabolism. The MSI values deep exploration of the microbial world, prizes mentorship and interaction, and aims to push the boundaries of microbiology.

The E&EB department ( is home to broad, interdisciplinary, and highly collaborative research with particular expertise in population, community, and ecosystem ecology, macroecology, and disease ecology and evolution; in evolutionary genetics, developmental evolution, behavioral evolution, and evolutionary medicine; and in phylogenetics, systematics, and biodiversity.

Applications will be evaluated for alignment with both the MSI and E&EB, with a target start date of July 1, 2023. The position includes a full (primary) appointment in E&EB within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in addition to colleagues and research space in MSI. MSI and E&EB strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and supportive community, and the application includes a personal statement to describe your perspective on the opportunities and challenges in building an equitable and inclusive environment. Women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, and communication skills conducive to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are necessary. Applications should contain:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • description of previous research (1 page)
  • statement of research plans (up to 3 pages)
  • teaching statement (1 page)
  • personal statement
  • reprints of up to 4 publications
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation (for assistant professor candidates)

Please apply through the Interfolio website:

To answer questions about MSI and E&EB, the search process and faculty position, and our commitment to supporting and mentoring junior faculty, we will host a Q&A session by Zoom in early fall 2022 – check the MSI website for details.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position may be sent to the attention of Dr. Andrew Goodman, Director of the Microbial Sciences Institute, c/o Bianca Abreu (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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