University of California Merced — Assistant Professor in Microbiology

Assistant Professor in Microbiology

The University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. We are broadly seeking candidates in all disciplines of microbiology (bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology) and host-microbe interactions with an emphasis on quantitative and systems approaches. We are also interested in those with expertise in conducting BSL3 research in our new BSL3 facility opening in 2020. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an independent and creative research program which can be externally funded; develop collaborative interdisciplinary research programs; and display a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School of Natural Sciences is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Qualifications: In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in microbiology or a closely related field by the position start date.

Applications must be submitted via the link below, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion*; and 6) three letters of reference. Please see additional information below.

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than December 1, 2019.

*The contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced's mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. For an example of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement, please visit and/or .

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on the same day as the final closing date, November 15th, 2019.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see:

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Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

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