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Assistant Professor - Microbial Biologist


Job Description

Job Description:

The Department of Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Microbial Biologist at the level of Assistant Professor in the broad area of microbial physiology with research interests that can include among others: host-microbe interactions including pathogenesis; cellular microbiology; systems biology. Collaborative opportunities at LSU include the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of the Coast and Environment and the College of Agriculture/LSU AgCenter. LSUís Center for Computation and Technology offers powerful platforms for research with a substantial computational component.† Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, independent extramurally funded research program and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in the area of microbial physiology.

Job Duties:

  • 50% Establish and maintain an independent extramurally funded research program.

  • 50% Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of microbial physiology and direct/supervise graduate students.† Participate in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department and the advancement of the profession.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Microbiology, Biological Sciences or related field.

  • Applicant should have a successful track record of productive research and publication, and postdoctoral experience.† †

Additional Job Description: Special Instructions:

Please submit a current cv, statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, contact information of 3 references who can provide letters of recommendation at a future date and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement describing how you will promote an inclusive learning environment and how your scholarship and mentoring practices will support a diverse academic community. An official transcript showing highest degree obtained will be needed prior to hire.† †

Posting Date:

October 24, 2022† †

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):†† Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!† †

Essential Position (Y/N):

N† †

LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSUís Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management († †

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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