Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology: Florida

Florida Atlantic University
Florida, USA
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Position Summary: The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) seeks candidates for an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a strong research background in Microbial Ecology. Candidates using a diversity of quantitative techniques with empirically generated data are preferred, but the research can include empirical, computational, model-based and/or molecular approaches. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with interests complementary to existing programmatic strengths in marine, coastal, or freshwater wetland ecology that can take advantage of local ecosystems. Areas of research include, but are not limited to, ecology and evolution of microbiomes, host-microbe interactions, impacts of global change on microbial systems and broader-based -omic interactions and analyses. Candidates will have a record of research accomplishments, experience in or potential obtaining extramural funding, teaching experience, preferably in microbiology, and a commitment to excellence in education. The candidate will teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in microbiology, microbial ecology, and in areas of their interest that help meet programmatic needs. As part of FAU's overall strategic plan "Race to Excellence," Florida Atlantic University has identified both Ocean and Environmental Science & Technology and the Health Sciences as areas of research strength. We seek candidates who will enjoy and maintain the collaborative and interdisciplinary cultures established by the scientists and engineers at FAU and the faculty of the DBS. The successful candidate will foster innovation and excellence across FAU, and with local, national, and international partners and will be an active member of FAU graduate programs in Integrative Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, and Environmental Science. More information about the department can be found at Diversity and Inclusion are core values of the Department of Biological Sciences. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity of thought in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Informal inquiries can be addressed to: Dr. Carl Hansen, Chair of the Search Committee, ( Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. This position is part of a major strategic hiring initiative in the Charles Schmidt College of Science that will build on our areas of strength in Environment, Health, and Data Science. More information on our hiring initiative can be found at: More information about the College of Science can be found at:
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in ecology, biology, environmental science, microbiology, computer science, or a closely related discipline at the time of application. Post-doctoral experience is strongly preferred. Candidates should have a strong publication record commensurate with their experience, demonstrated potential for establishing programs of extramurally funded and independent research, and clear promise of excellent instructional capacity. Candidates should demonstrate skill in the understanding of cultural differences and be able to foster and create educational opportunities where all student populations thrive. Required Documents: FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching experience and philosophy, a diversity statement, and contact information for three references including email addresses and phone numbers.
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