The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Microbiology.
Position 1: Microbial Ecologist with research experience in fungal community and ecosystem dynamics, plant-fungal interactions, or climate impacts on fungal-related processes in natural and/or managed ecosystems. The successful applicant is expected to teach in the rotations for introductory microbiology courses for non-majors and majors along with upper-level electives such as Fungal Biology or Microbial Ecology, and graduate topics classes in their area.
Position 2: Microbial Geneticist with research experience in animal/human-microbe interactions, including genomics or molecular mechanisms underlying microbial interactions or microbiome function with vertebrates or invertebrates. Research experience could include but not limited to animal/human health, zoonotic disease development, or disease transmission. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in the rotations for introductory microbiology courses for non-majors and majors along with upper-level electives such as Microbial Genetics and graduate topics classes in their area.