Microbial Environmental Genomics, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences at UNLV

The ideal candidate for this tenure-track assistant professor will apply genomics approaches (single-cell genomics, metagenomics, and/or functional genomics) to explore biodiversity and understand the roles of microorganisms in any natural environment. Research areas that complement current strengths in SoLS and other programs at UNLV are desirable. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in microbiology or a related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Faculty members are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


The successful candidate is expected to align with the research and teaching missions of SoLS and is expected to: 1) Design and sustain a high-impact research program that is extramurally funded and internationally recognized, and 2) Contribute to both graduate and undergraduate education through formal teaching and mentoring. Teaching strategies that are inclusive of UNLV’s culturally rich environment are encouraged. The candidate is expected to mentor graduate students in the Ph.D. and/or Master’s programs and to participate in service at the local, national, and international levels.

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