North Dakota State University, Microbiological Sciences

Position ID:North Dakota State University-Microbiological Sciences-AAPM [#21472]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor in Microbiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Fargo, North Dakota 58102, United States
Subject Area: Microbiology
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/03/22)
Position Description:    

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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MICROBIOLOGY Department of Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota 58108

Position description: The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position (9 month). We are looking for a faculty colleague with an innovative mindset to develop a research program that uses systems or synthetic microbiology approaches to advance our understanding of modern agriculture. We are especially interested in candidates developing independent research programs in a) Engineering microbial cells or communities to enhance agriculture and food production, or b) Understanding the role of microbe-insect or microbe-insect-plant interactions in pollination or pest control. The successful candidate will develop a strong extramurally funded research program and contribute to academic governance through service to the department, college, university, and to their scientific discipline. Contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission is expected. Applications from candidates with an interest in developing innovative teaching methods and contributing to developing courses/ programs in microbial biotechnology to enhance local scientific talent and outreach to agricultural industries in the area are welcomed.

NDSU is a student focused, land grant, research institution. NDSU researchers find solutions and discover opportunities that enhance the quality of life; sustain food, feed, fiber, and fuel production; and protect the land and resources of North Dakota. The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to well-equipped departmental laboratory space, core biology and synthesis research facilities, the newly developed Peltier Agricultural Products Development Center, and a high-powered computing cluster, the successful candidate will have access to the Dalrymple BSL3 research greenhouses, agricultural plots, the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex, the Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory, and the NDSU Electron Microscopy Center, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, commodity groups, and a supportive agricultural community.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Life Sciences with demonstrated expertise in Microbiological Sciences Relevant postdoctoral research experience Evidence of recent research productivity Demonstrated commitment to teaching, Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students, and Effective written and oral communication skills.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: A strong publication record, Evidence of productivity in microbiology research with agricultural application or related areas, Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding Evidence of effective and innovative teaching. Applications from under-represented groups, and women are especially welcome.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin April 14th, 2022. Positions will remain open until filled, with an expected date of joining in August 2022 or earlier.

Instructions to applicants: Applicants should submit a single pdf file of the following through the online application portal at Only online applications will be considered. 1.A curriculum vitae 2.Cover letter that includes a statement of career goals (no more than 2 pages) 3. Research: 3a. A Statement of research (no more than 2 pages) describing accomplishments and ideas for contribution to the advancement of agriculture 3b. An outline of a planned proposal to a major funding agency (No more than 1 page) 4. Statement of teaching interests and philosophy (no more than 2 pages) 6.Contact information for three references.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Microbiological Sciences, Department #7690, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108- 6050. Tel: 701 231 8150. Fax: 701 231 9692. Include “Faculty search “ in the subject line.

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Contact: Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy, 701-231-8150
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PO BOX 6050-DEPT 7690
FARGO, ND 58108
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