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University Faculty Microbiology

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Oct 31, 2023

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University Faculty Microbiology

Requisition Number: F00370P:

Job Description:
The Department of Microbiology at Weber State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions starting Fall 2024. We seek broadly trained candidates with passion for teaching microbiology. Areas of expertise could include microbial physiology, virulence and pathogenicity, global health, antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial resistance, food or water pathogens, emerging and reemerging diseases, and/or the human microbiome. The successful candidate will support the department's capacity to offer emphases in Medical Microbiology and Public and Environmental Health.

Job Duties:
These positions will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching undergraduate courses in general microbiology, microbial physiology, medical microbiology, public health, immunology, and areas of expertise. The typical teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, including lower- and upper-division classes and labs.
  • Establish and maintain a research program that involves mentorship of undergraduates. Please note that the Department of Microbiology does not have or support graduate students.
  • Service to the department, university, and community. This may include academic advising of students.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in Microbiology or a closely related field, with applicable research experience. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by the beginning of the Fall 2024 semester will also be considered.
  • Evidence of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research expertise that will complement existing strengths within the department.
  • Postdoctoral experience.
  • Ability to build connections within the University as well as local industries, government agencies, or community organizations.
  • Successful at obtaining external funding sources to support scholarship and/or undergraduate research.
  • Interest in using innovative, evidence-based teaching strategies.

Background Check? Yes

Benefits Summary:
WSU offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement, a wellness program with release time and paid incentives, tuition benefits, free tickets to athletic and performing arts events, and paid holidays.

Full/Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 09/27/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
If you are passionate about what you could offer and accomplish here at WSU, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a CV, and unofficial transcripts. In addition, three letters of reference that address the candidate’s qualifications for this position must be submitted by the authors through the application system. Candidates will designate references when applying and the application system will email the references requesting the letters.

Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to submit official transcripts.

Highest priority will be given to applications received by December 18, 2023, although screening will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

The Department of Microbiology ( has over 200 microbiology undergraduate majors. The department is housed in a new science building opened in the Fall of 2016. We have three fully furnished BSL-2 teaching laboratories, a microbiology prep-lab, and several research laboratories. Students in microbiology study all areas of the microbial sciences and many proceed into professional or graduate programs. Most students participate in undergraduate research.

Weber State University is a primarily undergraduate institution located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah. For more than five decades, the institution has successfully maintained a dual mission by offering a wide range of baccalaureate programs and also by meeting regional community college needs. Ogden is a beautiful city with a rich culture and history, and is located 45 minutes from Salt Lake City and its international airport. An average of 223 sunny days a year and immediate access to skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and fishing make it an outdoor paradise. More information about the Ogden area may be found at

Weber State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment by welcoming all individuals, including culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body. WSU values every individual by embracing all identities through the promotion of belonging, creativity, and uniqueness. We strive to create environments which are welcoming, inclusive, and equitable for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected categories, such as disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, or others as required by law and university policy (see Weber State University Policy & Procedure Manual 3-32). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Physical Activity of this position: Expressing or exchanging ideas. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately or quickly. , Ability to receive detailed information with or without assistance.

Physical Requirements of this position: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or consistently to move objects, including the human body. Sitting most of the time. Walking and standing only occasionally if ever.

Visual Acuity Requirements including color, depth perception and field of vision: Required to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; using a computer terminal; extensive reading.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

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