Microbial Gneeticist position open for Fall 2012

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Microbial Gneeticist position open for Fall 2012

Susan T Meiers
Please note the following position is available for the Fall of 2012.  Please feel free to forward this posting on to any an all individuals you think might be qualified.  Thank you!


Biology – Assistant Professor – Microbiologist

APPOINTMENT:  Tenure track position starting in August of 2012.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. is required.  Seeking a broadly trained microbiologist with expertise in genetics, genomics, and /or microbial bioinformatics.  The chosen candidate will be expected to develop an active research program involving masters’ level and undergraduate students.   Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral English proficiency requirements evaluated through presentation during the interview and must have teaching experience at least at the graduate assistant level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates with postdoctoral experience, collegiate teaching experience, and peer reviewed publication(s) and grants obtained from competitive granting programs are strongly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities may include introductory microbiology, cell biology, genetics, and upper division/graduate courses in the candidates’ area of expertise.  The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Service on committees at the Department, College and University level, and with the general public is also expected

RANK AND SALARY:  Assistant Professor rank.  Salary commensurate with background and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits.  For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.php.

APPLICATION:   Applicant should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a maximum of three reprints, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests to Dr. Michael Romano, Department of Biological Sciences, 316 Waggoner Hall, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 or by email as PDF files to:  [hidden email].  Please have three letters of reference letters to be submitted to Dr. Romano to the address listed above or via email to [hidden email].

Review of applications will begin January 30th 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications will not be returned.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people.  WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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