Assistant Professor of Microbiology - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
November 10, 2017
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Mon Oct 9 2017 Job Description:
The Department of Biology (http://www.wku.edu/biology/) at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-eligible ASSISTANT PROFESSOR to begin August 2018. Candidates with broad expertise in microbiology, and that are applying genomic science to relevant prokaryote and/or eukaryote microbial questions, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive research program that includes undergraduate and M.S. students and to pursue extramural funding. We seek applicants who integrate molecular, cellular and/or computational techniques to answer fundamental questions in a broad genomic context.
Teaching assignments may include microbiology, applied microbiology, as well as other undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. Additionally, candidates should be strongly dedicated to undergraduate-level teaching and incorporate active-learning methods into their pedagogy. Service activities at all levels of the university will be expected.
The Biology department has 30 faculty members as well as research technicians and post-doctoral researchers. In addition to the main campus in Bowling Green, we employ instructors at several satellite campuses throughout the region. Our student body comprises approximately 750 undergraduate students (across four majors) and 50 M.S. students pursuing thesis and non-thesis degrees. Potential applicants may learn more about our department at http://www.wku.edu/biology/.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent, relevant post-doctoral experience, and evidence of research productivity such as peer-reviewed publications and pursuit of grants.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.
Internal Number: 90253
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