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Assistant Professor
Post Date: 11/06/2019
Close Date: 12/05/2019
North Dakota State University

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$70,000 and above

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor (9 month) position in the area of livestock microbial ecology. Candidates with expertise in complex microbial systems impacting livestock health and production, and that can contribute to the department’s teaching, research, and outreach mission, are encouraged to apply. The Department of Microbiological Sciences strongly encourages applications from enthusiastic and collaborative scientists who will enrich the culturally diverse and inclusive academic environment at NDSU.

The successful candidate will advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students, and establish a nationally recognized, extramurally funded, independent research program. The Department partners with interdisciplinary graduate programs in genomics, environmental and conservation sciences, and cellular and molecular biology for access to well-qualified students and collaborators. The hired individual is expected and encouraged to collaborate with NDSU Animal Sciences researchers who specialize in beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and equine research.

The Microbiological Sciences department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Well-equipped departmental laboratory space and access to core biology, microscopy, and synthesis research facilities will be provided. The individual hired for this position will also have access to high-powered computing clusters, extensive facilities for livestock research and a federally inspected abattoir, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, and a supportive agricultural community.

NDSU is a student focused, land grant, research institution. NDSU researchers find solutions and discover opportunities that enhance the quality of life; sustain food, feed, fiber, and fuel production; and protect the land and resources of North Dakota.?
To apply, please include the following information:
cover letter addressing qualifications for the position
curriculum vitae
summary of current and proposed research (2-3 pages)
teaching philosophy and interests (2-3 pages)
· names and email addresses of three references
A criminal background check will be conducted for finalist
Screening will begin 12/5/19
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of study
Evidence of recent research accomplishments
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to interact and collaborate effectively with diverse colleagues and students
Preferred Requirements:
Postdoctoral research experience
Research accomplishments related to microbiomes impacting livestock health and production
Expertise in the use of computational approaches and bioinformatics to understand interactions of microbiomes with livestock
Past and/or present extramural funding
Ability to communicate scientific knowledge to a range of stakeholders and commodity groups
Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses

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