Assistant Professor in Microbiology in the Department of Biological 

Purpose of Position
The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Kentucky University 
invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position 
starting Fall 2018. We welcome applications from candidates with a non-
clinical research program in microbiology. We are especially interested 
in applicants with expertise in microbial ecology, ecological genomics, 
metagenomics, or bioinformatics. Appointees will teach undergraduate 
courses, contribute to advising and mentoring, and run a research 
program involving undergraduate students.
The Department of Biological Sciences has 22 full-time faculty members 
and approximately 500 undergraduate majors. NKU is a comprehensive 
regional university of 16,000 students located seven miles from downtown 
Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life. It is 
near a variety of natural areas and is a nationally recognized 
metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern 
Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. The 
Department of Biological Sciences is strongly committed to increasing 
the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who 
can contribute to these goals are encouraged to apply and to identify 
their strengths and experiences in this area. Northern Kentucky 
University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For 
additional information on Northern Kentucky University and the 
department of Biological Sciences please visit and

Primary Responsibilities
Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate 
level and should incorporate innovative, inquiry-based, dynamic, active-
learning methods into courses. Preference will be given to applicants 
using evidence-based instructional practices in the classroom and 
guidance from AAAS Vision and Change in their curricular development. 
Primary teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory 
courses in Microbiology and Microbial Ecology. Additional teaching 
assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and departmental 
needs but may include Introductory Biology, Environmental Science, 
Evolution, Ecology, Genetics, or other courses that the successful 
candidate is interested in developing. We encourage applicants with 
background for and interest     in developing a Bioinformatics course. 
The successful candidate is expected to grow a productive research 
program that involves undergraduate students and pursue external 
funding. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service 
activities at all levels of the university and provide academic and 
professional advising to students.

To Apply: Submit to 1) a cover letter specifically 
addressing experience and qualifications, 2) a statement of teaching 
philosophy, 3) a description of current research and goals for future 
research 4) a current curriculum vitae, 5) transcripts, and 6) contact 
information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on September 11, 2017. The position 
will remain open until  a  suitable candidate has been selected. Ph.D. 
in microbiology, microbial ecology or related field. For questions 
contact Erin Strome,

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