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Assistant Professor
Post Date: 11/23/2021
Close Date: 12/21/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2937234&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$70,000 and above

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

Position description: The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (9 month).

Applicants with expertise and interest in industrial microbiology are encouraged to apply. Such a program may broadly include, but is not limited to, synthetic microbiology and genome engineering, biotechnology, microbial metabolic engineering, metabolic network analysis and reconstruction, leading to biocatalytic valorization and new use of agricultural waste products. The successful candidate will develop a strong extramurally funded research program and contribute to academic governance through service to the department, college, university, and to their scientific discipline. Contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission is expected. Applications from candidates with an interest in developing innovative teaching methods and contributing to developing courses/ programs in industrial microbiology to enhance local scientific talent and outreach to agricultural industries in the area are welcomed.

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. The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to well-equipped departmental laboratory space, core biology and synthesis research facilities, the newly developed Peltier Agricultural Products Development Center, and a high-powered computing cluster, the successful candidate will have access to the Dalrymple BSL3 research greenhouses, agricultural plots, the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex, the Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory, and the NDSU Electron Microscopy Center, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, commodity groups, and a supportive agricultural community.

For more information about this position, and information about the department, please visit www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/microbiologicalsciences. Review of appications will begin January 15th, 2022. Positions will remain open until filled, with an expected date of joining in August 2022 or earlier

For more information, please contact

Dr. Sheela Ramamoorthy, Search Committee Chair,

Department of Microbiological Sciences, Department #7690, PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050.

Tel: 701 231 8150.

Email: sheela.ramamoorthy@ndsu.edu. Include “Faculty search “ in the subject line.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8-5

Advertised Salary:

72,000-80,000

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Microbiology

Relevant postdoctoral research experience

Evidence of recent research productivity

Demonstrated committment to teaching,

Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students, and

Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong publication record,

Evidence of productivity in microbiology research with industrial application or related areas,

Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding

Evidence of effective and innovative teaching.

Applications from under-represented groups, and women are especially welcome

Applicant Materials Required:

Applicants should submit a single pdf file of the following through the online application portal at https://jobs.ndsu.edu

1.A curriculum vitae

2.Cover letter that includes a statement of career goals (no more than 2 pages)

3. Research:

3a. A Statement of research (no more than 2 pages) describing accomplishments and ideas for contribution to the advancement of agricultural priority areas in the state of ND. Dakota (more information on ND agriculture is available at NCI lists the major crop commodity groups, ND Stockmen’s Association, ND Livestock Alliance, ND Pork Council, and ND Dairy Coalition).

3b. An outline of a planned proposal to a major funding agency (No more than 1 page)

4.Teaching: (no more than 2 pages)

A Statement of teaching interests and philosophies including mentoring philosophy

5.Diversity statement describing contribution or ideas on advancing diversity and equity for

students and on campus (no more than 1 page)

6.Contact information for three references.

Screening will begin 12/21/21

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:

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.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Microbiology

Relevant postdoctoral research experience

Evidence of recent research productivity

Demonstrated committment to teaching,

Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students, and

Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong publication record,

Evidence of productivity in microbiology research with industrial application or related areas,

Demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding

Evidence of effective and innovative teaching.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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