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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


Oklahoma State University

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Oklahoma State University (Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. This position consists of research, teaching, and service. We seek outstanding candidates exploring environmental microbiology/microbial ecology. The successful applicant is expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program and establish collaborations within the department. Moreover, we seek applicants who will contribute to our departmental reputation for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is a dynamic center of discovery, innovation, and collaboration. We have 14 faculty members mentoring approximately 30 graduate students and 250 undergraduate majors. Our nationally funded research programs cover bacterial and eukaryotic systems, including microbial ecology/environmental microbiology, mechanisms of pathogenesis, molecular genetics and cell biology. Our research programs are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities for genomics and bioinformatics, mass spectroscopy, microscopy, protein analysis, and biophysical instrumentation.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a closely related field. At least two years of post-doctoral research experience are required. Applicants should provide evidence of past research accomplishments with a strong potential for obtaining external research funding. Candidates will be expected to support the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to engaging communities underrepresented in the academy.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and substantial start-up funding. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications received by this date will be assured full consideration.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research plan (maximum 3 pages), teaching interests and philosophy (maximum 2 pages), and three references to Interfolio: Interfolio). Please direct any academic inquiries to the search committee chair, Noha Youssef at Noha Youssef email (405-744-1192). For all other inquiries, please contact Becky Hergenreder at Becky Hergenreder email. (405-744-7180).

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

(posted October 2, 2018)



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