Assistant Professor - Microbiology

  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Richmond, KY
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Microbiology

Position Number: F00288P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category: Fulltime Faculty
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Science, Tech, Engineering & Math
Unit: Biological Sciences
Contact Person: Oliver Oakley, Search Committee Chair
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is dedicated to high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

Position Summary:
The Department of Biological Sciences ( invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track appointment to begin August 15, 2022. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's undergraduate and graduate degree (MS) programs. Primary courses to be taught will be assigned based on the candidate's expertise and departmental needs, which may include Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Principles of Microbiology, and Clinical Microbiology. During the first year, the teaching load will be 9 hours per semester. However, the typical teaching load is 12 hours per semester, with the possibility of reassigned time with extramural funding or student research projects.
The successful candidate will establish an active microbiology research laboratory (BSL 2 level or lower) and mentor undergraduate and graduate (MS) students. Areas of research may include, but are not limited to, pathogenic microbiology, eukaryotic microbiology, and food microbiology. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in pre-professional advising of Biomedical Science majors. Applicants should submit a brief letter of interest, a current CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals that includes a description of how collaborations can enhance their research impact, a statement of teaching interests, and contact information for three references. Application review will begin 5 January 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in biology or a related field from an accredited or internationally recognized institution.

Desired Qualifications:
Candidates with a strong background in medical, clinical, or pathogenic microbiology are encouraged to apply. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Posting Number: F00288P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 08/15/2022
Application Review Date: 01/05/2022
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

To apply, visit img.php?id=3044707&image=pixel

Application Details

To Apply: Please use the "Apply" Button Below or see the Job Description Above

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference

Be first to receive notifications of new jobs in your specific area by signing up for Job Alerts Here.