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Microbial Genetics

The Department of Biology at the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track position in Microbial Genetics at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2017.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and a strong commitment to teaching and maintaining an active research program involving undergraduates. The area of research is open to any microbial system (eukaryotic, prokaryotic, viral) but we are targeting a microbiologist who asks evolutionary or environmental questions and seek a colleague interested in developing collaborations with existing faculty. Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in Genetics, Microbiology, introductory biology and perhaps specialty courses in an area of expertise.  The College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, is a public liberal arts and sciences institution of 12,000 students, with MS programs in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research.  Information about the department is available here. Applicants should submit electronic (pdf) copies of their curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list with names and contact information for three referees, to the following site:  Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Christine Byrum, search committee chair, at This is a nine-month appointment; salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin Dec 14, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.  

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the College.


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