Assistant Professor in Bacterial Pathogenesis

University of South Florida - USF
Tampa, Florida
Negotiable / Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
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Assistant Professor in Bacterial Pathogenesis - Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology


Department: Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology (CMMB) / 0-1210-000

College: College of Arts & Science

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary: Negotiable / Commensurate with Experience

Job ID 32031


The Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology (CMMB) at the University of South Florida (USF) celebrates diversity and inclusive excellence in our vibrant community. We are seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in bacterial pathogenesis with the expected start date of August 7, 2023. Appropriate disciplinary specialties may include but are not limited to the molecular study of bacterial pathogens, antibiotic resistance, drug development, host-microbe interaction, and omics approaches. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, and a proven track record as evidenced by a robust publication record. Position is open until filled, review of applications begins on December 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a strong, externally funded research program, as well as to contribute to the education of undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers outstanding laboratory space, as well as a competitive salary and start-up package for the successful candidate.

CMMB is part of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Opportunities for collaboration exist within CAS, including with the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, and across the USF campus, including with the USF Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, and Engineering, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, the Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's Institute, the Center for Biological Defense, and Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation. USF is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University/Very High Research Activity and has one of the fastest-growing biomedical research bases in the country.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Microbiology is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will beaccepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Ph.D. degree in Microbiology or a related discipline, postdoctoral experience, and a proven track record as evidenced by a robust publication record. 

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 32031

Posting Date:  9/12/2022

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled, with review of applications beginning 12/1/2022


How To Apply 


Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload your application materials.

Apply online by completing the required information. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER, RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE SINGLE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Application information: Applicants should use the online application link to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including the names of at least three referees, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement describing experience with and plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We strongly encourage minority candidates to apply. Position is open until filled, review of applications begins on December 1, 2022.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact Leyla Thomas at (813)974-8088, a minimum of five working days in advance.


Work Location 

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About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.


Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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