Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Iowa State U
3/11/2015 6:19 AM
IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at Iowa State University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate is expected to focus on teaching, and on the scholarship of teaching and learning, in microbiology. The position involves 80% teaching and 20% research effort. The teaching responsibilities will be a general microbiology course for non-majors, involvement in an accompanying laboratory course, and one or more new courses developed in areas of interest and/or need. These areas may include, but are not restricted to, environmental microbiology, soil microbiology, and plant-microbe or insect-microbe associations. The successful candidate is expected to focus their research program on the scholarship of teaching and learning; those seeking a laboratory research-focused faculty position should not apply.
Candidates must have a PhD in Microbiology or a related field as well as excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, and community members. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an exceptional ability or potential for effective teaching in microbiology or a related field. To guarantee consideration, complete applications should be received by April 27, 2015. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interest that includes ideas for future scholarship in teaching and learning as well as evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample syllabus of a course of interest (1-2 pages). Please submit your application and the names and e-mail addresses for three references to http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/10277
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The Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology co-administers an active and expanding laboratory-rich microbiology program for undergraduates. More information on the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology can be found at http://www.plantpath.iastate.edu/
ISU provides a stimulating and collegial community dedicated to scientific education and research. With over 34,000 students and 6,100 faculty and staff, ISU is a strong land-grant university and is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and a member of the Association of American Universities. Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of over 62,000 that is located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines. It has received awards recognizing the high quality of its schools, amenities, and commitment to the environment and quality of life (http://www.cityofames.org/index.aspx?page=193
Iowa State University (http://www.iastate.edu/
) is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is committed to increasing the participation and advancement of women and minorities in academic faculty careers through the ISUAdvance program (http://www.provost.iastate.edu/isu-advance