Biomedical Microbiology - Assistant Professor

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with a focus in microbiology and host pathogen interactions related to human health. Preference will be given to applicants who can collaborate with current faculty including research in microbiome, tickborne diseases, or other vector-borne diseases. A successful candidate must establish and maintain a vigorous research program that is relevant to human health and will attract peer reviewed funding. In addition, the candidate is expected to provide excellent education to our graduate and undergraduate students. All applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in an appropriate field. Interactions are encouraged with other departments/units of the College and the University as well as with the Eastern Virginia Medical School. The Department of Biological Sciences receives substantial support from state funds as well as from federal and other granting agencies. The Department currently has around 75 students enrolled in the Ph.D. and M.S. graduate program within the Department and the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences within the Graduate School. 

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain active research programs that are externally funded, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (both online and on-campus), and contribute to service in the department. The position will share in teaching of the high-demand courses in microbiology and medical microbiology as well as courses required by the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. Candidates who are prepared to engage in interdisciplinary research are especially welcome.

ODU ( is a minority-serving, state-supported, Carnegie doctoral higher research activity institution enrolling approximately 25,000 students, including 6,000 graduate students. It is located in Norfolk, a historic waterfront city in southeastern Virginia offering outstanding quality of life ( ODU and the College of Sciences are committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research achievements and research plans with a focus on how that research is relevant to human health, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. Applications are to be submitted electronically at  Review of applicants will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the positions can be directed to Search Committee Chair ( ), Department of Biological Sciences, ODU.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.