The Departments of Chemistry, Biological Sciences and Comparative Pathobiology at Purdue University invite applicants for multiple faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with departmental appointment(s) to align with the candidate’s expertise and interests. Successful candidates hired at all faculty levels as part of this university-wide cluster search will help form the core of a research focus area for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR faculty will create an interdisciplinary, globally competitive research presence in microbial pathogenesis, virulence mechanisms and new strategies to combat resistance to antimicrobials.
Applications are welcomed from researchers in all areas with relevance to microbial pathogenesis, virulence mechanisms, and antimicrobial resistance including, but not limited to, uncovering new pathways or targets, which are key to antimicrobial resistance, the design of new antimicrobial or anti-virulence agents (small molecule or biologic), host-pathogen interactions, host-based mitigation of AMR, and microbiome and AMR.
The Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences are within the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. The Department of Comparative Pathobiology is within the College of Veterinary Medicine. With multiple commitments of significant investment and strong alignment with Purdue leadership, the Colleges are committed to supporting existing strengths and enhancing the scope and impact of the Departments.
Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of about 50,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects. For more information, see https://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/initiatives/stem/index.php.
Applicants should have a PhD or similar doctoral level degree in the sciences or related disciplines and have a track record of leading publications.
Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant research program supported by extramural funding, expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes, and participate in departmental, college, and university service.
Applicants should submit an application electronically at https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/ that includes: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a description of proposed research (4-5 pages; this will be used to evaluate applicants’ potential to develop a robust independent research program), and (4) a teaching statement (1-2 pages; this will be used to evaluate applicants’ potential for effectively contributing to the departments’ and College of Science teaching mission. Purdue University, the Colleges of Science and Veterinary Medicine, and the Departments of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Comparative Pathobiology are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University, the Colleges of Science and Veterinary Medicine, and the Departments of Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Comparative Pathobiology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.
Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to the Search at [email protected], specifically indicating the position for which the applicant is applying. Applications will be held in strict confidence and will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2023. Applications will remain in consideration until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Equal Opportunity: Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.