Assistant Professor, Microbiology - EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY


The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. We seek an individual with a Ph.D. and postdoctoral research experience in microbiology with ability and interest to teach at the college level. The Biology Department includes 19 faculty members and, in addition to its undergraduate programs, offers graduate programs in Molecular and Cellular Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology; and General Biology.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching a diverse population of students and will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in microbiology and upper-level undergraduate/graduate courses in their specialty (e.g., Microbial Pathogenesis, Mycology and/or Microbial Ecology). We value student research, and the successful candidate will be expected to establish an active microbiology research program that engages diverse undergraduate and Masters-level students.

Located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Eastern Michigan University is an institution of opportunity with a diverse student population including under-represented, non-traditional, and working students. The Biology Department ( features a modern science complex including large interdisciplinary research lab spaces and many shared resources promoting research in microbiology.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials by November 27, 2023 to under the posting entitled Assistant Professor, Microbiology:

1) Cover letter/letter of interest

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Teaching statement (no more than two pages) that defines teaching interests, experiences, goals, and strategies for engaging a diverse student population

4) Statement of research interests (no more than two pages) that also addresses student involvement with the research

5) Up to three reprints or preprints or preprints deemed most applicable to this position

6) Names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation

Eastern Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and members of minority groups to apply for this position. For additional information contact Dr. Natalie Dove (Biology department head) at