Microbiome, Assistant Professor

Albany, NY - Posted: 10/03/16 | SHARE:


About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences (http://www.albany.edu/biology), University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the broad area of host-microbe interactions. The applicant should have a research interest in the interactions of microorganisms with their hosts, taking advantage of contemporary genome-wide high-throughput methods, advanced bioinformatics, and systems approaches.

The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and/or in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, and Neural Biology and will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in courses appropriate to their expertise. Initial salary and startup funds are competitive.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a sustained, externally funded research program that may include collaborative research. Applicants should have the ability to interact with a diverse faculty working across many research areas. Local opportunities for collaboration include faculty in the Life Sciences (http://www.albany.edu/lifesciences), the School of Public Health (http://www.albany.edu/sph) as well as the New York State Department of Health (www.wadsworth.org) and the RNA Institute (https://www.rna.albany.edu).



Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, at least three years of post-doctoral experience, and a strong publication record.

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range:  Assistant Professor, salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Start Date:  September 1, 2017

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To Apply:

Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=76740

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement of research interests including future plans
  • A statement of teaching interests
  • *Three or more letters of reference
  • Selected reprints (a maximum of 5)
  • Applicants must address in the application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

*Special Note:  The letters of reference can be sent to the following email address: biology@albany.edu

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A review of applications will start on October 30, 2016 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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