Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tenure-track job, Assistant Professor in Microbiome, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

We are hiring a microbiome professor this year as part of Vanderbilt’s growing investment in the microbial sciences. If you know anyone on the market who cuts across basic and translational endeavors in the microbiome, please share this ad with them and beyond. It’s an awesome opportunity.     

Vanderbilt University is a private, internationally renowned research university located in vibrant Nashville, Tennessee. Its 10 distinct schools share a single cohesive campus that nurtures interdisciplinary activities. With a metro population of approximately 1.5 million people, Nashville has been named one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family and one of the 25 cities most likely to have the country's highest job growth over the coming five years. Major industries include tourism, printing and publishing, technology manufacturing, music production, higher education, finance, insurance, automobile production and health care management..

Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation

Vanderbilt University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation invite applications for a tenure-track, faculty position in host-microbiome interactions at the Assistant Professor rank. The individual will be expected to develop her or his own independent laboratory research program and contribute to departmental strengths in evolution, chemical biology, neuroscience, and cell and molecular biology ( The faculty member will play an integral role within the new trans-institutional Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative and may benefit from collaborations with internationally recognized programs including the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute, the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology, or the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. The selection criteria are excellence in research and the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate students with a high level of effectiveness. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, full curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy and competency directly to  Applicants will arrange for four letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Completed applications must be received no later than October 27, 2017. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. Vanderbilt University is a National Arboretum located in the heart of Nashville, TN and consistently ranks in the top 15 US Best Colleges.

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