Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology, Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

Job posting number: #7224574

Posted: March 4, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Overview
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati (UC) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Microbiology. The position is open to all areas of microbiology with emphasis on ecological, evolutionary, & molecular aspects of disease transmission of microscopic pathogens (animal- or plant-based bacteria, viruses, or other microbes, including aquatics). This includes research programs that range from lab-based studies, field research, to modeling.



The Department of Biological Sciences is a collaborative research community with foci in Molecular Biology, Genetics, and Physiology (MBGP), Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation (EEC), and Sensory Biology and Behavior (SBB). Within the Department of Biological Sciences there is a growing focus on host-parasite, microbiology & disease dynamics that contribute to UC initiatives in Urban Health, Urban Futures, and the Research 2030 initiative, & increasing interest in Public Health. The Department has strong collaborative associations with the US EPA ORD Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, and other local institutions that provide opportunities for collaborative research, outreach, and education.



Essential Functions
Developing and maintaining an externally funded, internationally recognized research program in microbiology with emphasis on ecological, evolutionary or molecular aspects in the applicant’s area of expertise.
Contributing to the service mission of the department including but not limited to serving on committees and contributing to the development of novel biology-related programs.
Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in microbiology, cell biology, immunology, and/or virology.
Direct supervision of MS and PhD students, which includes ensuring progress in research and development of dissertation projects.
Minimum Requirements
Prior to effective date of appointment, all of the following:

PhD in biology, microbiology, or closely related field.
One year of postdoctoral or other professional research experience following PhD completion.
Application Process
To apply, please use the online application. Please combine all files into a single PDF document for submission with your application. All applications must include:

Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
Statement of research interests
Statement of teaching philosophy
Names and contact information for three references
One-page statement addressing how the candidate’s past or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion address UC’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
Applicants should use the Additional Documents feature to make sure all required attachments are included.
Applicants must ensure that letters of reference are forwarded if requested.


Official academic transcripts will be required at the time of hiring. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




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