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Assistant Professor - Functional Microbial Genomics

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Functional Microbial Genomics
Job Posting Number 20180047FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department Biology
Position Description

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology and develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students.

Required Qualifications

1. Earned Ph.D. in microbiology, virology, or related areas. Microbiology, virology or related areas may include the terminal degree in majors that include the words aquatic, ecology, biology, or biological. Note: there are dozens of majors in microbiology and related areas. We have listed the most common words that would apply here.
2. A record of published research accomplishments in genome-scale research and analyses.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Postdoctoral experience;
2. a record of grant funding to support research;
3. strong bioinformatics skills; and
4. experience in microbiology research complementing the research strengths of the department.

Application Procedures

1) A letter of application with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy; 2) current curriculum vitae; 3) PDFs of up to five publications; and 4) contact information of five people willing to serve as references. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20542.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Questions about this position should be addressed to Michael Forstner, MF@txstate.edu, (512) 245-3362, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 10/15/2017
Close Date 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled? No
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Examples of Recent Publications
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Examples of Recent Publications #2
  4. Examples of Recent Publications #3
  5. Examples of Recent Publications #4
  6. Examples of Recent Publications #5