Summary of Duties: Washington State University Tri-Cities (WSU Tri-Cities) in Richland, WA and the School of Biological Sciences invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in microbiology or microbial ecology to begin Fall semester, August 2017.
This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics of microbiology or microbial ecology, help to shape the expansion of the WSU Tri-Cities growing sciences programs, maintain an active research program that supports the training of graduate and undergraduate students and has potential for collaboration with scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and other faculty in the Washington State University system, participate in service at the department, college, and/or university level, and serve under-represented groups and to contribute to WSU's diversity goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. The teaching load is typically two courses per academic year.
Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in biology or a related discipline by the hire date. Record of research accomplishment in microbiology or microbial ecology. Commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses. Ability to communicate effectively with both students and colleagues.
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