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Assistant Professor (Yeast Genetics and Physiology)

Southern Illinois University

  • Location: Carbondale, IL
  • Post Date: 9/30/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Assistant Professor (Yeast Genetics and Physiology)
Departments of Microbiology, Plant Biology and the Fermentation Science Institute
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The College of Science and the Fermentation Science Institute at SIU Carbondale seek applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in yeast physiology and genetics. This is a joint appointment in the Departments of Microbiology (tenure home) and Plant Biology and in the Fermentation Science Institute, with percentage of appointment based on the candidate's research expertise and interests. Departments of the Colleges offer Ph.D., M.S., B.S. and B.A. degrees in various specializations.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the Life Sciences or a closely related field is required, with specialty area related to fermentation or biotechnology, including, but not limited to, pharmaceutical production, biofuel production, metabolic pathway engineering, malting and brewing science, enology, distillation science, and food science. Applicants must have significant research experience in yeast physiology and genetics, must perform research related to fermentation or biotechnology, and must have the potential to develop an externally-funded research program. Evidence of research excellence documented through publications and/or funding is required. Applicants must have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses. Postdoctoral research experience is a plus factor.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally-funded research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate researchers, and teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that will be of interest to students across the departments and fermentation institute. The position will work closely with units to advance their missions of excellence in teaching and research and will participate in outreach activities with regional industries appropriate to the candidate's research interests.

Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2019

Application Deadline: November 15, 2018 or until filled.

Application Procedure: Applicants must (1) submit a letter of application (in which the proposed specialty area is specified), (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a brief statement of research plans (~5-7 pages), (4) a statement of teaching accomplishments, philosophy and interests highlighting how synergy will be created amongst the departments and institute, and (5) contact information for three references. Electronic submission of materials in PDF format is preferred to: Assistant Professor Search Committee - (Micro-Plant Bio-Fermentation), microbiology@micro.siu.edu or, hard copy may be submitted to:

Attn: Search Committee Chair
Department of Microbiology 
Life Science II Room 131, MC 6508 
SIU Carbondale 
1125 Lincoln Dr. 
Carbondale, IL 62901

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Southern Illinois University