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University Faculty Medical Microbiologist

Weber State University
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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University Faculty Medical Microbiologist

Requisition Number: F00221P: Microbiology

Job Description:
The Department of Microbiology at Weber State University invites applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2022. We seek a broadly trained candidate with expertise in medical microbiology and the study of infectious diseases. Areas of expertise could include 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. This position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level.

Job Duties:
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in general microbiology, 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. The successful candidate will engage in scholarly work involving undergraduates, advising students, and service to the department, university, and community.

Required Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D. in Microbiology or closely related field with applicable research experience. Candidates who expect to complete a Ph.D. by the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester will also be considered.
  • Evidence of teaching experiences and an interest in using innovative, evidence-based, teaching strategies
  • A demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research, mentoring undergraduate researchers, and integrating research into the classroom

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Research expertise that will complement existing projects 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

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: 11/11/2021
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Notes to Applicants:
To apply, complete the online application and attach a cover letter, statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, a current CV, and unofficial transcripts.

In addition, three letters of reference that address the candidate’s qualifications 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 15, 2021, although screening will continue until the position is filled. Weber State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 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

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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