Assistant Professor of Aquatic Microbial Ecology

  • Baylor University, Department of Biology
  • Baylor University, South University Parks Drive, Waco, TX, USA
  • Sep 16, 2019
Full time   Agriculture, Horticulture & Aquaculture Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris (, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the Department of Biology:

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Microbial Ecology

The Department of Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences ( seeks applications for an assistant professor (tenure-track) faculty position in Microbial Ecology with an emphasis on freshwater ecosystems. We are seeking applicants who use molecular techniques to study microorganisms and their relationship to the human health and/or environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who apply metagenomics or other ‘omics’ approaches, microbiome analyses, or eDNA methods to quantify ecological interactions among microorganisms, their hosts, other biological communities, and/or their aquatic environment. The Department of Biology keenly values diversity amongst its faculty and students and believes it is essential to achieving excellence.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) and emerging and existing university-wide initiatives in Global Health Biology, as appropriate for their research focus. The successful candidate will develop a vibrant, independent, and externally-funded research program with a record of refereed publications in high quality journals; contribute strongly to research; collaborate with faculty across many disciplines at the University; mentor and support graduate students; integrate undergraduates into research; and teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Service to the University, community, and profession is expected.

Application Details

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/15/2019. Visit for more details about this position or contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Thad Scott at


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Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/15/2019.