University of Oregon, Department of Biology

Position ID:UO-Biology-MICROSEARCH [#14240]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Biology / Biology, Computational biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Molecular
Appl Deadline:2019/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/06, finished 2020/04/05, listed until 2020/04/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

* this map is a best-effort approximation. Open in Google Maps directly.

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Human Microbiome Science  
Department of Biology 
University of Oregon 

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 has designated Microbiome Science as one of four Presidential Science Initiatives (, recognized as priorities for growth and institutional investment.  The UO is a founding member of the Northwest Microbiome Network (, a consortium of regional research universities that promotes collaboration among microbiome researchers.   The recently established Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact ( provides unique opportunities for rapidly translating microbiome discoveries into innovations.   UO hosts a number of research institutes and centers that support microbiome science, including the NIH-supported Microbial Ecology and Theory of Animals (META) Center for Host-Microbe Systems Biology, which brings together over a dozen faculty from multiple departments to pursue common interests regarding vertebrate microbiomes (  UO maintains a number of core research facilities that support microbiome research, including the UO Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility ( and the UO High Performance Computing Facility  (, 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. 

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  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publications list, a statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation (sent independently). Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged.  For full posting and application directions, see  To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by October 1, 2019, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Biology
1210 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1210