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Recruiting Assistant Professor Positions in Microbiology or Biomedical Physiology

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Biology
Lafayette, Louisiana
Commensurate upon experience
Closing date
Oct 27, 2023

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Virology
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Biology (, invites applications to fill two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level starting in Fall 2024. We are recruiting outstanding scientists with promising research programs that are committed to advancing our traditions in equity and inclusion. We broadly encourage applications from biologists studying various fields in microbiology and biomedical physiology. We will also consider outstanding applications from other fields that fit within our department. Successful hires in this position should be able to provide instruction at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level in at least one (and preferably two) of the following areas: Virology, Histology, General or Biomedical physiology, Neurophysiology, Endocrinology, Cell Biology, Medical Toxicology, Biomedical Genomics, or Pathogenic Microbiology. These positions are part of a cluster of at least 4 positions targeted for Fall 2024 to strengthen teaching and research in the areas of ecology, evolution, and biomedical science, and to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

The University of Louisiana is an R1 doctoral research institution The UL Lafayette Department of Biology is one of the largest biology programs on the Gulf Coast, with approximately 30 faculty members, 70 graduate students, and approximately 900 undergraduate students. Support for research includes aquatics labs, departmental vehicles, greenhouses, shared lab instrumentation, the Ecology Center, Microscopy Center, a mouse vivarium, and New Iberia Research Center (a primate facility). UL Lafayette is also a member of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) marine lab in Cocodrie, LA. Opportunities for collaboration are available within the department, and with personnel at university affiliated centers and the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette.

Minimum qualifications are a doctorate in a relevant field, a significant publication record, and postdoctoral experience. Successful applicants will be expected to establish a vigorous and externally funded research program, teach courses to advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and to participate in our Ph.D. program in Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. Individuals hired in this and related searches will also participate in development of new graduate programs in the general area of biomedicine. These positions have a workload expectation of 60% research, 20% instruction (one lecture or lecture/laboratory course per semester) and 20% service. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations. Salary is commensurate with experience. Successful applicants will have a robust academic record.

Required application components include: a cover letter, contact information for 3 references, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a diversity statement describing a commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through research, teaching, and/or service activities. These materials should be uploaded as a single pdf. More information about the positions and a portal to upload application materials can be found at Letters of reference will only be solicited after initial review of an applicant’s qualifications.  Applications submitted by November 1, 2023 will receive preferential consideration. The review process will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Sondra Meyers, (

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act. - See more at:


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