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Assistant Professor of Biology

Job no: 520628
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Department of Biology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
October 20, 2017; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged.

Apply via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9500

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-related position (Assistant Professor) in Human Microbiome Science. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on innovative computational, molecular, and/or microbiological approaches to address fundamental questions regarding the assembly, dynamics and function of the human microbiome. Candidates who have an interest in collaborating with both basic scientists and clinicians to explore the impact of the microbiome on human health and development are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Oregon (UO) provides an outstanding interdisciplinary and interactive collegial environment for researchers interested in microbiome research. UO hosts the NIH-supported Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals (META) Center of Excellence that brings together over a dozen faculty from multiple departments to pursue common interests regarding vertebrate microbiomes (meta.uoregon.edu). UO maintains a number of core research facilities that support microbiome research, including the UO Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility (gc3f.uoregon.edu) and the UO High Performance Computing Facility (hpc.uoregon.edu), as well as core facilities devoted to live imaging, gnotobiology and bioinformatics. UO has a long history of innovative human subjects research, with ongoing opportunities for clinical collaboration with faculty from a number of disciplines, including Prevention Science, Human Physiology and Performance, Psychology, and Anthropology. The recently established Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (accelerate.uoregon.edu) provides unique opportunities for rapidly translating microbiome discoveries into innovations.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop an outstanding research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. is required. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon MICRO SEARCH at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9500. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by October 20 , 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Department or Program Summary
The Department of Biology is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences that supports significant research activities in a wide range of fields in the Biology discipline including neuroscience, genetics, cell and developmental biology, evolution, ecology, and marine biology. The Department includes approximately 50 teaching faculty, plus emeritus faculty, graduate students and professional/administrative staff. The Department enrolls approximately 1200 Biology majors and 100 graduate students.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in an appropriate field, commitment to excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and an outstanding research record.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.


The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.

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