Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease Microbiologist

Binghamton, New York, United States

Job description

About Binghamton University:
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character – shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life – promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:
The Department of Biological Sciences at Binghamton University is seeking candidates for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor with a background in Infectious Disease Microbiology and a research focus on Host-Pathogen Interactions for the 2018 academic year. Applicants with a research focus relating to biofilm infections, host-microbiome interactions, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis, or new drug discovery and development are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant is expected to be able to develop and maintain a productive extramurally funded research program complementing that of existing faculty in the department, and the Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence in Health Sciences research theme of “Disease Susceptibility, Pathogenesis and Prevention.”

The faculty member will participate in teaching courses in microbiology and areas related to their field of specialization, and in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Microbiology or a related field.

Additional Information:
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How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests and the names of three references to Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Binghamton University has built a reputation as a world-class institution that combines a broadly interdisciplinary, international education with one of the most vibrant research programs in the nation.