Environmental Microbiologist

University of Cincinnati
Job Location
Cincinnati, OH
Job Description

Applications from people using innovative metagenomic approaches with
an evolutionary slant are welcome. Review of applications will begin
on October 15th 2015

The University of Cincinnati is pleased to announce a tenure-track
position in the area of environmental microbiology. This position
is part of the first round of Water Cluster hires that include
four tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of environmental
microbiology, environmental chemistry, urban water infrastructure
and watershed hydrology. The Water Cluster Initiative seeks to hire
six new tenure-track faculty over the next two years to strengthen
interdisciplinary programs in water research, education and outreach.
The Water Cluster hires represent a joint initiative between the College
of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), McMicken College of Arts &
Sciences (A&S), and the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
(DAAP). Building on our research and innovation strengths, UC's Cluster
Hiring Initiative supports existing and emerging partnerships within
and between colleges, divisions and areas. In partnership with the
Vice President of Research, the Provost's cluster hiring investments
harness the power of faculty members focused on solving the world's
biggest challenges through leading-edge research and interdisciplinary
collaborations that erase boundaries and embrace creative, bold ideas.

Designed to attract top-quality faculty from around the world, UC's
Clusters represent the university's commitment to investing in faculty
and interdisciplinary problem-solving. UC's Water Cluster establishes
our region as a national and global leader in water research, education
and outreach centered on integrated water resources management within
and across natural and engineered systems. By bringing water planning
and management experts together, the Water Cluster provides a supportive
platform for new approaches to environmental sustainability.

A detailed job description for the environmental
microbiology position follows; please see the Provost's
website http://www.uc.edu/provost/clusters for more
information about the Cluster Hiring initiative and visit
https://career8.successfactors.com/career?company=UCPROD for a listing
of all open positions.

Environmental microbiology of hydrological systems. We seek to hire an
assistant professor with research interests in environmental microbiology.
Emphasis is placed on understanding the broad factors affecting water
quality including biological, hydrological and geological processes,
and the impacts on human health in natural and urban water resources
systems from local to regional scales. Specific areas of interest include
natural and human-influenced dynamics of microbial communities, the
detection and mitigation of waterborne pathogens, algal blooms, and/or
biofilms. Candidates using metagenomics/bioinformatics approaches to
these questions are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful
candidate will complement the three broad areas of interest within the
water cluster, including human impacts on the global hydrologic cycle,
urban water and wastewater systems, and linkages between water and energy
systems. (Apply to: UC Requisition ID 5587)

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop
and maintain an internationally-recognized externally-funded research
program; provide excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching
and education; and contribute to scholarly activities performed within
academic communities across the university. The successful candidate will
also be expected to contribute in meaningful ways to interdisciplinary
research and educational activities that complement and are synergistic
within the Water Cluster.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in biology/microbiology or a closely
related field is required. Candidates will be evaluated based on their
alignment within the Water Cluster and on their academic credentials,
their record of research, teaching and scholarly activities and
potential for success in developing a funded research program and making
contributions in research, teaching and service to the field.

Appointment: The position is anticipated to be filled at the rank
of assistant professor. However, exceptional associate and full
professor candidates will be considered based upon credentials.
Successful candidates are expected to have a primary appointment in
the Department of Biological Sciences (A&S) or Biomedical, Chemical and
Environmental Engineering (CEAS) with potential secondary appointments
in other appropriate programs within and outside these departments.

Proposed Start Date: Aug 15, 2016 or as negotiated

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, a
curriculum vita that includes a list of recent publications; a list
of four references with address, email and phone contact information;
and a detailed research (3 page maximum) and educational (2 page
maximum) plan to the appropriate job requisition ID (listed above).
For full consideration, all application material must be submitted
electronically to the University of Cincinnati's on-line application
system at https://career8.successfactors.com/career?company=UCPROD to the position number associated with the specific
opening shown above. Applications will be accepted until the position
is filled. For questions about the positions, please contact Prof. Ron
DeBry ([email protected]).

EEO/AA: The University of Cincinnati has a strong commitment to the
principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum
of candidates including women, minorities, veterans and people with
disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in
the application process should notify the Human Resources Department at
513-556-6381 by the application deadline.

The University of Cincinnati is the recipient of the National Science
Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the
participation of women in academic science and engineering careers.

Ron DeBry
Department of Biological Sciences
Box 210006
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006

How to Apply

For full consideration, all application material must be submitted
electronically to the University of Cincinnati's on-line application
system at https://career8.successfactors.com/career?company=UCPROD. For questions about the positions, please contact Prof. Ron
DeBry ([email protected]).

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