What is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University (SLU) is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.Â Â
As part of a four-faculty line expansion, the Department of Biology at Saint Louis University is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Microbiology at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, starting in the 2023-24 academic year. The Department welcomes applications from candidates, particularly those from diverse and traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, whose research addresses fundamental questions in areas including, but not limited to bacteriology, virology, mycology, microbial diversity and evolution, microbial ecology, disease ecology, host-pathogen interactions, emerging infectious disease, or antimicrobial resistance.Â
The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a robust, externally funded research program, mentoring and advising both undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students, and supporting the service charge of the university. Additionally, the candidate will contribute to the pedagogical mission of the department by instructing students in courses related to microbiology and in their area of expertise; teaching responsibilities may include the development of both undergraduate and graduate lecture and lab courses.Â
Excellent facilities and a competitive start-up package are provided. Many opportunities for collaboration are available within our campus, with researchers at SLUs nearby Health Science Center, at a wide array of world class institutions based in Saint Louis including the Missouri Botanical Gardens, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis Zoo, The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, and with researchers at other local universities and institutes. Â Â
We are seeking candidates with expertise in mentoring students from historically excluded groups, and who have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice.
Candidates must have:Â Â
A doctoral degree in microbiology or related area, and postdoctoral experience.Â Â
The ability to work and engage effectively with diverse students and faculty.Â Â
A record of research productivity.Â Â
Demonstrated experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion.Â Â
When prompted to upload your Resume/CV on the "My Experience" page, we ask that applicants submit the following documents:Â Â
Cover letter (should list at least three references with contact information)Â Â
Updated curriculum vitaeÂ Â
Statement of research accomplishments and future research plansÂ Â
Statement of teaching and mentoring philosophyÂ Â
Diversity, equity, and inclusion statementÂ Â
Please have three letters of reference sent to: Laurie Shornick (Microbiology Search) c/o email@example.com, or Department of Biology, Saint Louis University, 3507 Laclede Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63103-2010.Â
Application review will begin November 1 and continue until the job is filled.
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Equal opportunity/affirmative action Statement: Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.