Job No: 512130
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois
Title: Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Faculty (MICROBIOLOGY)
Employee Classification: Asst Professor
Division Name: Academic Affairs
College/Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: School of Biological Sciences
Campus Location: Normal, IL
The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University in Normal, IL (https://biology.illinoisstate.edu/) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position, in MICROBIOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor.
We seek candidates whose research addresses fundamental questions from the breadth of microbiology, such as microbe-host interactions and coevolution, biology of free-living microorganisms, microbial physiology & genetics, microbial biotechnology, microbial ecology, or microbial evolution & phylogeny. Candidates should be able to contribute to undergraduate courses in microbiology for biology and biomedical students, and to develop a graduate course in their area of expertise.
Successful candidates are expected to establish a rigorous, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, publish scholarly research in quality, peer-reviewed journals, advise and mentor B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students in their research groups, and provide effective, evidence-based instruction in their discipline. A Ph.D. in the specific field of biology or a closely related field and a minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral research experience by position start date are required.
The School of Biological Sciences comprises 26 faculty, approximately 65 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), and over 750 undergraduate majors. It offers a collegial environment fostering collaboration among cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, organismal biologists, and neuroscientists as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the college or the university. The University and the School of Biological Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community, recognizing that a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body enriches the scholarly experiences for the ISU campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and a demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community are encouraged to apply. We are sensitive to the needs and invested in the success of dual career partnerships.
1. Ph.D. in the specific field of biology or a closely related field.
2. Minimum of 2 years of post-doctoral research experience by position start date.
3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.
Varies depending on class hours and office hours.
Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.
Pay is commensurate with qualification and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package.
i) Cover Letter
ii) Curriculum Vitae
iii) Two-page Research Statement
iv) One-page Teaching Statement
v) One-page statement describing your interest in or effort toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion.
vi) PDFs of three representative publications
vii) Names and e-mail addresses for three references.
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
Certification of Retirement Annuity
PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"
All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.
Please be sure to attach the following: i) a cover letter, ii) curriculum vitae, iii) a two-page research statement, iv) a one-page teaching statement, v) a one-page statement describing your interest in or effort toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion, vi) PDFs of three representative publications, and vii) names and e-mail addresses for three references.
Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Dr. Steven Juliano
School of Biological Sciences
Search Committee Chair
This position is subject to a criminal background investigation based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
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