The Department of Microbiology invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
Successful candidates for this position will be expected to establish a competitive research program that focuses on viruses of human importance. Areas of particular interest include molecular and cellular virology, viral pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions using a variety of animal models, antivirals and vaccines, epidemiology, viral ecology, diversity and evolution, zoonotic and vector-borne viruses, as well as the human virome and interaction with other microbiome constituents. Research endeavors that link to local strengths in microbial pathogenesis, microbiome research, and data science are encouraged.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to establish and sustain an independent research program through external funding, publish original research in peer-reviewed journals, teach and mentor graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, and provide institutional and professional service, particularly with regard to interdisciplinary scholarship, student success, and diversity.
This position is one of two new tenure-track positions in Virology in the Department of Microbiology. Both positions are shared between the Colleges of Science and Agricultural Science at OSU. The aim for these positions is to strengthen research and teaching in virology in both colleges, to strengthen OSU's mission in creating and sustaining healthy communities and a healthy planet, and to increasing the ability of the University to respond to the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse student body. At OSU, we have an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and we are intentional about providing a welcoming atmosphere and inclusive professional opportunities.
The Microbiology faculty consists of 15 research professors and 4 instructors, training about 900 undergraduate majors (Microbiology and BioHealth Sciences) and 35 graduate students ((Microbiology) Research interests encompass studies in the biology and pathogenesis of bacteria and viruses, microbial ecology and evolution, bioinformatics, microbial interactions, and environmental microbiology. For more information on Microbiology at Oregon State University see: http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/.
The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences, that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.
The College of Agricultural Sciences is Oregon’s principal source of knowledge relating to agricultural and food systems, and a major source of knowledge regarding environmental quality, natural resources, life sciences, and rural economies and communities worldwide. The College's areas of excellence are sustainable food systems, marine resources, environmental and human well-being, integrated systems biology and natural resource stewardship.
Both Colleges are the primary supporters of three of the university’s world-class research centers, namely the Linus Pauling Institute, the Environmental Health Sciences Center, and the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.
Typically requires PhD or terminal degree (Masters for some Extension positions and MLS for Library positions), demonstrated ability to teach in a classroom Extension, or other setting, and develop a research program in the academic discipline/unit.
Ph.D. in Microbiology or related field.
At least two years of relevant postdoctoral experience.
Demonstrable ability to conduct high quality scientific research and disseminate the results via scientific publications and conference presentations.
Demonstrable potential to establish an externally funded research program of high impact that focuses on viruses of human importance.
Demonstrable ability or potential for teaching excellence and commitment to student success that benefits the Microbiology graduate and undergraduate programs.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Laboratory, classroom, field
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.
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