Assistant Professor of Microbiology

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Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

The Department of Biology at Hofstra University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Microbiology for Fall 2024. The successful candidate must have a PhD, post-doctoral experience in microbiology or a closely-related discipline, a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education, and experience in teaching, with the ability to teach lecture and lab courses in general biology, microbiology, and upper-level courses that complement current course offerings. In addition, the successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program that complements the needs of our department and is accessible to both undergraduate and master’s research students. We will be hiring a microbiologist using any bacterial model system, with preference given to applicants who use a combination of molecular tools and classic microbiology in their research.  Hofstra University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and the Biology Department encourages candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Complete applications will be given full consideration if received by February 26th, but the position will remain open until filled. Interested individuals should submit (1) a curriculum vitae (indicating specific teaching experience), (2) a statement of research interests, (3) a statement of teaching experience, interests, and philosophy, (4) a statement on how you will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the department, describing your plan to address DEI in your teaching, mentorship, and service, and (5) a list of three references. The Department of Biology is a medium-sized, diverse, and growing department; additional information about the department, faculty, facilities, etc. is posted on the web at: 


·       PhD in microbiology, biology or closely related discipline

·       Postdoctoral research experience in microbiology and well-developed research plan or program
·       Experience teaching undergraduate biology courses as instructor of record

·       Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.


●       Prior teaching experience as instructor of record for lecture and laboratory introductory biology courses

●       Prior experience applying active-learning or student-centered pedagogy

●       Prior teaching experience in the field of microbiology

●       Demonstrated expertise in applying bioinformatics in microbiological research

●       Experience or openness to collaborating in a coordinated teaching environment for multi-section courses


Please upload the following with your application for consideration to

·       CV

·       Cover letter

·       Teaching statement (≤ 2 pages)

·       Research description (≤ 4 pages)

·       Diversity statement (≤ 2 pages)

·       Contact information for three references

All applications received by February 26th will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Maureen K. Krause, Chair, Department of Biology, [email protected]