The College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in the area of molecular epidemiology starting Fall 2018. The position will be housed in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS). The successful applicants will be expected to develop a strong research program in molecular epidemiology (with expertise in big-data approaches to evolutionary and/or population genomics applied to the etiology, distribution and prevention of disease in animal and/or human populations).
These disciplines are undergoing a transformation bolstered by powerful new technologies, including innovative computational techniques, data analytics and integrative biology that address fundamental questions in microbiology and epidemiology. It is our vision that UNH will build on existing strengths in microbiology and genomics/bioinformatics, while advancing our understanding of these disciplines as they relate to the basic biomedical sciences. Graduate student training opportunities with departmental assistantship support are provided through affiliation with any of the MCBS administered graduate programs including Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Molecular and Evolutionary Systems Biology.
The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive and externally funded research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate- and graduate-level courses consistent with the expertise of the candidate and with departmental and college needs.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular epidemiology, or closely related field, the demonstrated potential to develop and lead a strong internationally recognized research program, and evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and training. The ability to collaborate effectively with a broad range of biologists is important. Postdoctoral experience, university or agency-based, is required.
All applicants are required to apply online at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27998. The following application materials are required: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae including the names of three professional references, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 4) research statement and 5) up to three representative publications.
Review of applications will begin December 2, 2017.
SALARY INFORMATION: Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
The Department of Molecular Cellular and Biomedical Sciences is one of four units within the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, which includes the state’s Agricultural Experiment Station. MCBS offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral levels and faculty participate in additional interdisciplinary, university-wide doctoral programs. Undergraduate programs focus on preparing students for careers in biomedicine and the life sciences as well as for advanced training in graduate or professional programs. We encourage cross-disciplinary and integrative approaches to teaching and research. More information about the department can be found at: https://colsa.unh.edu/mcbs/.
The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, is a Research-I, Land, Sea and Space Grant University that has been recognized both nationally and internationally for research excellence and a commitment to sustainability.
The University is committed to excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.