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Assistant Professor in Microbiology, The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Microbiology with an anticipated start date in September 2018. Competitive applicants will apply state-of-the-art experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in the molecular biology of microorganisms, including eubacteria, bacteriophages, archaea, fungi and protozoa. Candidates must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and postdoctoral experience in microbiology or a related field, appointments and have outstanding records of research accomplishment. Preference will be given to candidates with broad scientific interests and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The Department is especially interested in applicants who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of past and future research interests, statement of teaching, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to our website. Materials should be submitted electronically via Applications should be submitted by November 1, 2017 for primary consideration. However applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to the search administrator at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Please include past and future interests.

  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required