[ES_JOBS_NET] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Environmental Microbiology at the University of Kansas

Amy Burgin burginam at ku.edu
Wed Oct 4 10:51:25 MDT 2017

*The University of Kansas*

*Faculty Position in Microbial Environmental Metagenomics and

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of
Kansas (KU) seeks outstanding applicants for an Assistant Professorship,
tenure track, expected to begin as early as August 18, 2018.

Qualifying candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental genomics,
bioinformatics, microbial ecology, or related fields and relevant
postdoctoral experience. We are interested in candidates addressing
fundamental questions about the structure and function of microbiomes as
well as the informatics challenges associated with these analyses. We
consider microbiomes as inclusive of bacteria, archaea, fungi, microbial
eukaryotes, and viruses, and are particularly interested in candidates
examining microbiome function in natural environments.  A strong record of
research and demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching are
required.  We especially encourage applicants with a strong record of
collaboration. A complete online application includes the following:  cover
letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and
names and contact information for three professional references. In your
cover letter, please address how you would contribute to advancing
diversity at KU (http://eeb.ku.edu/diversity).  For additional information
about the position, contact Professor Jim Bever at jbever at ku.edu. Initial
review of applications will begin November 14, 2017 and will continue as
long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) (http://eeb.ku.edu)
is large, diverse, and dynamic, including ~40 faculty. The department
enjoys affiliations with the Kansas Biological Survey, the KU Biodiversity
Institute, Center for Computational Biology, the KU Department of Molecular
Biosciences, and the ITTC/Bioinformatics and computational life science
laboratory. KU faculty benefit from the KU Center for Research Computing
and the KU Field Station, as well as several fully-staffed core facilities,
including the Genome Sequencing Core, the Microscopy and Analytical Imaging
Laboratory, and Nanofabrication facility.

For complete announcements and to apply online, go to
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members
who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1)
Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being,
Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4)
Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see

KU is an EO/AAE, full policy http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/.

More Details and Apply Here:

Amy Burgin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Kansas
Kansas Biological Survey
office: 785-864-2831
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