JOB POST: Assistant Professor Position at University of Delaware

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware ( is seeking applications for a Tenure-Track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Prokaryotic Microbiology. Applicants must have a doctoral or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience, documented evidence of high quality research productivity, and a strong commitment to education and research.

The successful candidate is expected to: 1) develop and maintain a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; 2) train BS, MS and PhD students; and 3) teach undergraduate and graduate level courses. Candidates whose research employs molecular genetics, genomics/metagenomics, molecular and/or cellular microbiology approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty will be provided with a competitive salary and start-up package.

The Department of Biological Sciences has outstanding facilities and support, including a vibrant collaborative research community and consists of 28 faculty members with research interests ranging from molecular biology, genetics, and development biology to cell signaling. The Department graduate program currently has 80 graduate students in its MS/PhD program. The University offers a highly interactive multidisciplinary scientific environment with state-of-the-art core facilities in bioimaging, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomics and other areas (

Applicants should visit to apply and should carefully read the “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single PDF document that includes: a) a cover letter; b) a statement of current and long-term research plans; c) a concise statement of teaching experience and philosophy; d) a curriculum vitae; and e) names and contact information for three professional references. Any questions can be directed to Tina Fontana ( ) or to Fidelma Boyd ( ), Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. Review of applications will begin on receipt with a deadline of November 10th for full consideration.