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Assistant Professor, Environmental Microbiology

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States
Employer Description

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-RU/VH comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

Job Description

The Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology at the University of Oklahoma (http://www.ou.edu/cas/mpbio) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Environmental Microbiology. We seek an exceptional individual who will establish a nationally recognized, externally-funded research program. We are especially interested in individuals whose work complements the research interests of our current faculty, including those focused on microbial physiology, ecology, molecular evolution, environmental health, or microbe-plant interactions. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one undergraduate or graduate course per semester and participate in professional/service activities.

Job Requirements

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related discipline.
  • Postdoctoral research experience.
  • Preferred qualifications

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong record of research publication in high impact, peer-reviewed research journals.
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching.
  • Ability to contribute to core undergraduate and graduate curricula in microbiology, biotechnology, and/or bioinformatics.
  • Experience working with/teaching diverse groups.
  • Capability for cross-disciplinary interaction within the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology as well as across the university.

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted to https://apply.interfolio.com/58656 on ByCommittee and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a research statement, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and up to five representative publications. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Bradley Stevenson at bradley.stevenson@ou.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

 

 

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
07 January 2019
CLOSES
06 February 2019
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
REQUIRED EDUCATION
Doctorate/PhD
SALARY (USD)
Open
TITLE / ROLE
Assistant Professor
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Microbiology