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Job: Environmental Microbiology – UC Riverside

UC Riverside faculty position in Environmental Microbiology part of Hiring Cluster BREATHE: Environ./Medical Microbiology, Environ./Medical History, Pulmonary Physiology, Pulmonary/Mucosal Immunol

Job #JPF00639 School of Medicine – Biomedical Sciences

Environmental Microbiology – experience working in natural systems, and in soil and/or air microbial ecology. A range of expertise between bacterial, archaeal, and fungal organisms, is preferred, including aeromicrobiology, and organisms with airborne spores (e.g., Coccidioides, Aspergilli, Pseudomonas, Clostridium, etc.). In addition, the environmental microbiologist should have experience working with plant-microbe interactions relevant to invasive plants.

https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00639

Note the Deadline for application is being moved to January 15, 2017.

DESCRIPTION

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit clusterhiring.ucr.edu or academicpersonnel.ucr.edu.

This announcement aims to fill up to five positions to help establish and build the BREATHE research group (Bridging Regional Ecology and Aerosolized Toxins to understand Health Effects) in interdisciplinary areas bringing together research in air quality, pulmonary biology and health, and public policy. Growth in research areas associated with this cluster will complement the impending move of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to the UCR campus. The placement of each successful candidate may be in departments in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) such as Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Environmental Sciences, and Biology; the School of Medicine (SOM) including the Division of Biomedical Sciences and Division of Clinical Sciences; the Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) such as Chemical and Environmental Engineering; the School of Public Policy; and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS), such as History, depending on the preferences of the candidate and interested host departments. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in one or more areas related to air quality, lung function and health, and policy, as well as demonstrate an interest in building and working with interdisciplinary research teams. All candidates must have a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in a relevant field and be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty in the School of Medicine, College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), School of Public Policy, and the Center for Conservation Biology, and strengthen our initiative to develop an extramurally funded research center in air quality, health, and policy. Successful candidates must also have clear potential or demonstrated ability to work successfully with and benefit a diverse student body.

The next four positions to be filled in the BREATHE cluster will be in the areas of (1) Environmental Microbiology, (2) Environmental or Medical History, (3) Mammalian Pulmonary physiology, and (4) Pulmonary or mucosal immunology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidates will have the ability to teach coursework and have expertise in the relevant areas. In addition, they will play a central role in helping assemble the cohort of affiliated researchers across the campus. This announcement solicits applications for these positions; applicants must indicate which of the four positions they are applying to:

  1. Environmental Microbiology – experience working in natural systems, and in soil and/or air microbial ecology. A range of expertise between bacterial, archaeal, and fungal organisms, is preferred, including aeromicrobiology, and organisms with airborne spores (e.g., Coccidioides, Aspergilli, Pseudomonas, Clostridium, etc.). In addition, the environmental microbiologist should have experience working with plant-microbe interactions relevant to invasive plants.
  2. Environmental or Medical History – history of science, medicine, and/or the environment, with preference for individuals interested in the connections among environment and health, and public policy, employing a mix of disciplinary approaches from such fields as environmental history, history of medicine, history of science, medical geography or historical geography.
  3. Mammalian pulmonary physiology – research focus can be on, but is not limited to, lung physiology, including comparative, ecological or evolutionary approaches, exercise physiology, as well as clinical topics such as infectious lung diseases, lung microbiome, chronic lung disease, asthma, or related diseases.
  4. Pulmonary or mucosal immunology – pulmonary inflammation or immunity, lung microbiome, chronic lung disease, asthma, or related diseases, with priority on research that also assesses the impact of inhaled particulates and pollutants, as well as other environmental, cultural or related factors.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

To apply: Please send a full curriculum vitae, indication of the specific position applied for, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy and letters from three professional references. A statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must be included. Application materials for the Assistant Professor position should be submitted through http://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JP00639. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 14, 2016. Positions will remain open until filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Faculty Jobs in Microbial/Genomics fields

Here are some links to a few faculty positions

University of Texas at Arlington

Virgina Tech

Dartmouth University

Cal StateDominguez Hills

Michigan State University

Job: Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Clark University

Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Biology Department, Clark University
*Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015*

The Department of Biology at Clark University, Worcester MA (www.clarku.edu/departments/biology/) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. The successful candidate will have research space in the LEED-certified Lasry Center for Biosciences and is expected to develop an externally-funded research program involving Ph.D., MS, and undergraduate students in Biology or in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB). Postdoctoral experience and evidence of external funding success are desired. Promise of teaching excellence at undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Any area of microbiology will be considered, although preference will be given to those incorporating genome-enabled approaches in their research. The successful candidate will teach microbiology and courses in their area of expertise.

Clark University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We are an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity university and we strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and three key publications in one electronic file.  Three letters of reference should be submitted electronically by the referees to the Microbiology Search Committee(microbiology@clarku.edu). Letters can also be mailed to the Chair of the Microbiology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Clark University, 950 Main St, Worcester, MA 01610-1477.  E-mail inquiries may be directed to Justin Thackeray (jthackeray@clarku.edu).  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015.

Postdoc: Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma

Postdoctoral Positions Available at the University of Oklahoma

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute for Environmental Genomics (IEG) and Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, the University of Oklahoma (OU) located in Norman, Oklahoma. The city of Norman is a university town with approximately 100,000 people and easy access to Oklahoma City, OK and Dallas, TX, and the University is working closely with the City on community and economic development. Norman was ranked #6 among the best places to live in 2008 by the CNN/Money Magazine on America’s best small cities.

The Institute for Environmental Genomics, led by Dr. Jizhong Zhou, has state-of-the-art facilities for the study of microbial functional genomics, microbial ecology, metagenomics, and biotechnology development to address fundamental scientific questions.

Three research themes are pursued at IEG:

  1. functional and comparative genomics for understanding gene function, regulation, networks and evolution,
  2. microbial ecology and community genomics for understanding the diversity, composition, structure, function and dynamics of microbial communities related to global change, bioremediation, land use, bioenergy, and agricultural practices as well as their linkages with ecosystem functioning using metagenomics approaches, such as functional gene arrays, high-throughput sequencing, and single cell genomics, and
  3. development of metagenomic and bioinformatic tools for high throughput data analysis and predictive modeling of molecular ecological networks.

IEG researchers have pioneered the development and application of functional gene arrays (e.g., GeoChips), and metagenomic sequencing (e.g., MiSeq sequencing of phylogenetic and functional gene amplicons) approaches for microbial community analysis. IEG is also establishing Raman-based single cell genomics facility.

The selected candidates will apply these technologies to understand the diversity, composition, structure, function, dynamics and interaction of microbial communities, and address fundamental questions related to global change, bioremediation, land use, and agricultural operations.

Candidates with strong background, interests, and experience in microbiology, microbial ecology, soil science, theoretical ecology, and/or metagenomics are encouraged to apply. Additional experience is desirable but not required in bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science, and/or statistics. All individuals will work cooperatively with scientists at different institutions, such as Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Arizona, and Georgia Institute of Technology as well as foreign countries like China, Korea and Singapore. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vita, a description of research interests and accomplishments (e.g., publications), and the names and telephone numbers of at least three references to Dr. Jizhong Zhou (jzhou@ou.edu). Salary will be competitive, depending on experience, expertise and skills. Further information can be found on the IEG web site. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.

A printable flier is available PostdocPositions-OU-13Jun2014.

Postdoc: U Minnesota Microbial Ecology & Evolution

The May research group at the University of Minnesota seeks to hire two to three post-doctoral associates in the ecology and evolution of plant-associated microbes. Successful applicants will work on an experimental project with global reach as part of a team of ecologists and evolutionary biologists spanning the University of Minnesota’s departments of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and Plant Pathology. The appointment is for one year (with potential for renewal), to begin as soon as possible. The scientific goal of these positions is to examine the abiotic and biotic predictors and functional significance of fungal, bacterial, and viral symbionts of plant hosts, and determine plant microbiome effects on disease transmission. Experiments will encompass scales ranging from individual hosts and local host communities to regional and global bioclimatic and soil gradients. Projects will include quantification of bacterial, fungal, and viral communities within hosts using high-throughput sequencing and manipulative experiments in both the field and lab to examine the effects of the plant-associated microbial community on host fecundity and pathogen resistance, and on microbial fitness and transmission. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with mathematical modelers to use empirically-derived parameter values and test predictive models. We are particularly interested in applicants with metagenomics or organismal expertise in microbial biology and training in community ecology or evolutionary biology. Successful applicants will have experience and ability in laboratory techniques necessary for high-throughput sequencing and quantitative skills for manipulating and analyzing metagenomic or ecological datasets. A conceptual overview of the larger project is described in Borer et al.2013 (found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2013.08.009).

Questions about these positions should be addressed to Dr. Georgiana May (gmay@umn.edu).

Review of applications will begin on 10 December 2013. Apply for this position (Requisition #188311) via the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website:
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=657343

Job: Asst Prof Microbiology – Western Illinois University

Assistant Professor – Microbiology – 140005-E 

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: Tenure track position starting in August of 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities may include introductory microbiology, virology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, and other upper division/graduate courses in the candidates\’ area of expertise. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Service on committees at the Department, College and University level, and with the general public is also expected.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor rank. Salary commensurate with background and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. is required. Seeking a broadly trained microbiologist with expertise in genetics, genomics, and /or microbial bioinformatics. The chosen candidate will be expected to develop an active research program involving masters’ level and undergraduate students. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral English proficiency requirements evaluated through presentation during the interview and must have teaching experience at least at the graduate assistant level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates with postdoctoral experience, collegiate teaching experience, and peer reviewed publication(s) and grants obtained from competitive granting programs are strongly preferred.

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Biological Sciences offers majors in Biology (with options in Botany, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, Teacher Certification, and Zoology) leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. There are approximately 471 undergraduate majors. Minors are also offered in Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, and Environmental Science. The Department offers a Master of Science in Biology degree and currently has 104 graduate students; also available are Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Zoo and Aquarium Studies, and Environmental GIS. There are 22 full time faculty members and a full time academic advisor. The Department has the Alice L. Kibbe Life Science Station (www.wiu.edu/kibbe) located 45 miles west of campus on the Mississippi River as well as the Rodney and Bertha Fink Environmental Studies Field Laboratory and Conservancy located 2 miles from campus. The Department’s mammal collection contains over 2000 specimens. The Biological Sciences Department also houses modern analytical and molecular biology equipment such a high-pressure liquid chromatography system, microarray scanner, DNA sequencer, quantitative real-time PCR system, bioanalyzer, etc. For more information about the University and our Department, visit our website at http://www.wiu.edu/biology.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review and one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier “Best Regional University” by U.S.News&World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 13,000 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, the University’s 666 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 17 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,423): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,235): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. The Quad Cities is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Western Illinois University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Information about the Commission may be obtained by visiting www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: A completed application will include: 1. A letter of application, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Copies of transcripts, 4. A maximum of three reprints, 5. Statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and 6. Please provide a list of references who will be requested to submit reference letters at a later time.

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

Screening will begin on February 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Charles Lydeard at AR-Brown4@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.

Montana State – Asst Prof Environmental Microbiology

Faculty Position in the Department of Microbiology.

The Department of Microbiology and the Institute on Ecosystems at Montana State University Bozeman invites candidates with a PhD in Microbiology or related area to apply for a full-time, nine-month tenure track position in Environmental Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2013.  The successful candidate will have postdoctoral and/or Assistant Professor experience and will be responsible for developing an extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program within the broad field of environmental microbiology.  The faculty member will participate in teaching departmental undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and will be responsible for providing service to the university and scientific community via integration of research, teaching, and service.  A competitive institutional salary, a generous start-up package, and a renovated state-of-the-art research facility support this position. Full details about the position and application procedure are available at http://www.montana.edu/jobs/faculty/12245-2.

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact the Search Committee Chairpersons, Drs. Mark Young or Matthew Fields, (myoung@montana.edu; matthew.fields@biofilm.montana.edu) for more details.  Screening will begin Dec 1st, 2012 and will continue until a suitable applicant is hired.  ADA/EO/AA/Veterans Preference