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Assistant Professor, Microbiology (3602)
Posting Number: req907
Working 9 months per year

Faculty Tenure Track
Biological Sciences
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Idaho State University’s Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for a 9-month, full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Microbiology to start January/August 2021. 

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will teach courses in Cell and Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunology, or other courses that make appropriate contributions to the Departmental curriculum, based on the expertise of the successful applicant; develop a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and extramurally-funded research program that enhances and complements the research profile of the Department and University; and provide service to the Department, the University, their profession, and the Pocatello community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A completed doctorate degree in a life science field relevant to microbiology.
  • Publication record indicative of the potential to establish and maintain a productive research program in microbiology.
  • Postdoctoral experience and research expertise that complements other areas of active research in the Department.
  • College-level teaching experience in microbiology or relevant fields, in the classroom or laboratory settings.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work collegially.
  • Experience working within a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience mentoring student researchers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in Virology or Immunology, with research emphasis in microbial pathogenesis.
  • Success in attracting extramural research funding.
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting and working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
1) A letter of interest that addresses the position criteria and includes a statement of research and teaching interests (maximum of 2 pages for each); 2) Your current curriculum vitae; and 3) A list of names with contact information for three (3) professional references. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Pete Sheridan, Chair, Microbiology Search Committee (

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by September 1, 2020. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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