The Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences in the College of Science at Purdue University invite applicants for multiple faculty positions at the rank of Associate/Full Professor; rank to be commensurate with experience, and departmental appointments to align with 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.
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.
The Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences are within the College of Science, which comprises the computing, physical, and life sciences at Purdue. The College of Science is the second-largest college at Purdue, with 353 faculty and more than 6000 students. With multiple commitments of significant investment and strong alignment with Purdue leadership, the College is committed to supporting existing strengths and enhancing the scope and impact of the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences.
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 submit an application electronically at https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/ that includes: (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae (including a list of previous and current extramural funding), (3) a description of prior and proposed research that will be used to evaluate applicants’ independent research program and future research potential, and (4) a teaching statement that will be used to evaluate applicants’ potential for effectively contributing to the departments and College of Science teaching mission.
Purdue University, the College of Science and the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences 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 College of Science and the Departments of Chemistry and Biological Sciences 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.
Applications will be held in strict confidence and will be reviewed beginning February 15, 2023. Following initial screening, selected candidates will be asked to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the search committee.
Applications will remain in consideration until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.