The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) invites applications for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology starting Fall 2021.
We seek an engaged faculty member who demonstrates strong potential to develop an internationally recognized research program in Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Specific research focus is flexible, but candidates pursuing hypothesis-driven science in genomics, environmental microbiology, microbial systems biology, host-pathogen interactions, population dynamics, community ecology, or related fields using an evolutionary or comparative framework are encouraged to apply. A commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion is required.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to develop a high-impact, externally-funded research program in Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and to provide high-quality instruction by developing and/or teaching courses that reach students at all levels of the curriculum including introductory courses in the candidate’s discipline and graduate courses in the candidate’s specialty. Service to the department, college, and university is required.
The successful candidate will interface with any of several centers for excellence at the University of New Hampshire including the Hubbard Center for Genome Studies, the Research Computing Center, the Center of Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research, the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, the Northeast Center for Vibrio Disease and Ecology, and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering. Graduate student training opportunities are provided through affiliation with any of the MCBS-administered graduate programs including Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, and Molecular and Evolutionary Systems Biology.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in any field related to Microbial Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the demonstrated potential to develop and lead an externally-funded research program. Postdoctoral experience or equivalent is highly desirable. Candidates must also be committed to undergraduate and graduate education. The ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of researchers is essential.
About University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.