Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbial Physiology
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track.
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-5701. The academic home for this position is the Department of Microbiology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The Department of Microbiology at Cornell University (https://micro.cornell.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level of Microbial Physiology. We seek an individual who will establish an innovative, high-profile research program that addresses key concepts and questions in contemporary microbial physiology. The candidate’s research program should address important questions in areas such as, but not limited to, microbial growth and metabolism, inter-species interactions, phage defense, antimicrobial resistance, and other processes that facilitate cell survival and growth in diverse environments. The ideal program will leverage investigations of microbial physiology to develop a mechanistic understanding of microbial biology relevant to diverse environments, stress conditions, microbe-microbe interactions, or microbe-host interactions.
The appointed faculty member will be expected to establish an independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program. The candidate will also participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring, advising, and college and university service roles. Teaching may be in general microbiology, bacterial physiology, or microbial diversity, with the candidate developing new and innovative course work. We are especially interested in candidates who will interact widely and embrace a culture of collaboration within and across departments. The Department of Microbiology and CALS embrace diversity, and a successful candidate should contribute to our efforts building an inclusive community that reflects, across all axes, the growing diversity of New York and the United States.
The position will have 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities on a 9-month academic year appointment.
A Ph.D. in Microbiology or related discipline is required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research in microbial physiology or a related field, a strong interest in collaboration, and dedication to teaching. Post-doctoral experience, previous teaching experience, and service efforts that demonstrate dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion are highly desirable.
Applications and Starting Date:
Anticipated starting date is July 2023. Applications are to be submitted to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22752 including 1) a cover letter briefly summarizing background and qualifications; 2) a statement of research interests (3-page maximum); 3) a teaching statement outlining experiences, philosophy and interests (2-page maximum); 4) a statement of how, through research, teaching and/or service, the candidate can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in support of Cornell’s mission of “any person… any study”; 5) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 6) the names and contact information for three references (letters will be requested after applications have been reviewed). Inquiries may be sent to Prof. John Helmann, Search Committee Chair (email@example.com). Initial screening of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
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