Assistant Professor of Microbiome in Health and Disease

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00127PO19Advertised TitleAssistant Professor of Microbiome in Health and DiseaseCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS Biological SciencesAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week40Position CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

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The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Molecular and Cellular Biology. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program on the role of microbiome in health and disease. We are interested in individuals who use metagenomic and metabolomics approaches to understand microbial communities and how they shape health and susceptibility to disease, and who will carry out microbiome research at the challenging interphase of transitioning from descriptive associative studies towards mechanistic studies to understand the basis of causality and application towards therapeutic translation.

This position will interact with investigators in Biological Sciences and in collaborative initiatives among multiple departments across the UofSC campus focusing on the role of microbiota in cancer development and therapy.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses relevant to his/her area of expertise, as well as mentoring research training for undergraduate and graduate students.

Additional information on the position and the Department of Biological Sciences can be found at

Required Education and Experience

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or related discipline or M.D. and post-doctoral research experience in a relevant area of molecular or biomedical sciences that will intersect with and complement our departmental interests in cancer biology, inflammation, development, aging, and disease mechanisms.

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/16/2020Job Open Date09/20/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Applications must be received by November 30, 2019. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates should include with their application a complete curriculum vita, statement of research accomplishments and goals (3 pages), statement of teaching philosophy and interests (1 page), and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Marj Peña, Search Committee Chair at [email protected] (put “Microbiome Search” in the subject title).

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents
    2. Research Portfolio
    3. Teaching Portfolio




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    Posted: 9/22/2019
    Application Due: 1/16/2020
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