The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month, Assistant Professor position in Microbiology and/or Microbial Systems. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D., have post-doctoral experience, and conduct research on microorganisms from any of the three domains of life or viruses. We are particularly interested in researchers addressing questions related to mechanisms of pathogenesis or similar biomedically relevant areas, which includes research into host-microbiome interactions and the relationship to host health and fitness. The successful applicant will join a growing core of faculty working in the areas of microbiome-host interactions, host-pathogen interactions, molecular immunology, drug discovery, and environmental microbiology. Research expectations include mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and developing an externally funded research program. Teaching responsibilities include basic undergraduate courses in microbiology and graduate courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to collaborate with other faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences and in other departments and research institutes (e.g., Alabama Life Research Institute or the Alabama Water Institute).
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