Individuals are invited to apply for an assistant professor faculty position in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at Northern Arizona University. We are seeking individuals with research interests that complement existing strengths in basic or translational pathogen and microbiome research, which may include bioinformatics, genomics, immunology, molecular epidemiology, microbiology, population genetics, disease ecology, phylogeography, clinical and environmental microbiology expertise.This is a research intensive position with competitive teaching loads in subject areas that will be dictated by the applicant’s expertise. Evidence of grant potential will be required.
The successful candidates will be expected to: (1) develop and/or transfer an intensive research program that is supported by awards from extramural agencies; (2) contribute to the university graduate training program with M.S. and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral fellows; and (3) perform service for the department, university, and profession.
• PhD in Biology, Microbiology, Computer Science or related discipline
• At least one year of postdoctoral research experience completed by August 21, 2017, or equivalent experience
• Experience submitting proposals for external and/or internal research funding
• Evidence of conducting research complementary to the research of current faculty members in the Pathogen and Microbiome Institute.
• Demonstrated success with peer-reviewed research publications
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working with students, colleagues, and community members from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/
Special Instructions: Benefits: This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Benefits/ Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service http://nau.edu/Provost/Resources-Policies/
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on the NAU web page.
Application must include:
(1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position;
(2) a curriculum vitae;
(3) a statement of research interests/achievements, which could include a research proposal;
(4) a statement of teaching philosophy;
(5) names and contact information for three references;
(6) copies of transcripts; and
(7) if applicable, examples of teaching success. Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document.
Only complete application packets submitted through NAU HR will be reviewed. Address questions to: Dr Paul Keim, Chair of the Pathogen and Microbiome Search Committee, The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute, PO Box 4073, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, Paul.Keim@nau.edu, (928) 523-523-0509.
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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