Faculty Search: Assistant Professor Faculty Positions in Microbiology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Microbiology. The position is anticipated at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level. We seek an outstanding scientist who will enhance and complement existing strengths in our broad-based interactive biology department; our faculty include those with active research programs studying viral, prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes. Candidates working in the following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Microbial genetics and genomics
  • Host-pathogen or host-symbiote interactions
  • Microbial physiology
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Microbial ecology and evolution

The Department of Biological Sciences is a highly interactive community dedicated to mutual success in our research, education and outreach missions. Low teaching loads and highly competitive start-up, compensation and benefits packages are offered. The University is currently ranked third in the nation in total NIH funding, and Pittsburgh is a city that is often voted “most livable” in the nation.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience and will be expected to establish an extramurally funded research program, train graduate students, and actively participate in undergraduate science education. To ensure full consideration, applications and reference letters should be received by 21 September 2018. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjMz. Candidates should submit (a) a cover letter, (b) a CV, (c) a 2-3-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans, (d) a brief description of teaching interests, (e) a brief description of how your research, teaching or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and (f) at least three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. An email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading letters of recommendation into our system. The positions are pending budgetary approval. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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