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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 plant systems microbial ecology. Candidates with expertise in understanding complex microbial systems impacting crop 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 other NDSU faculty conducting plant and/or crop systems research.

The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to well-equipped departmental laboratory space, core biology and synthesis research facilities, and a high-powered computing cluster, the successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art research greenhouses, the Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory, and the NDSU Electron Microscopy Center, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, agricultural commodity groups, 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:
? PhD 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 a diversity of colleagues and students
Preferred Requirements:
? Postdoctoral research experience
? Research accomplishments as related to microbiomes impacting the health and production of crops
? Expertise in the use of computational approaches and bioinformatics to understand interactions of plants with their microbiome
? Past and/or present extramural funding
? Ability to communicate scientific knowledge to a range of stakeholders, including commodity groups
? Commitment to excellence in teaching college-level lecture and laboratory courses

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