Associate Professor of Bacterial Pathogenesis
Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Sciences
United States


Associate Professor of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Penn State University

Campus/Location:University Park Campus
Campus City:University Park, PA
Date Announced:11/19/2019
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:92095
Work Unit:College of Agricultural Sciences
Department:Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University are seeking to hire a new tenure-track Associate Professor in Bacterial Pathogenesis. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in microbiology, host-pathogen interactions, and microbial population dynamics. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required. The expectation is for a 75% research, 25% teaching assignment. This position features a competitive start-up package and outstanding research space. The faculty member will be expected to develop a strong, independent research program supported by extramural funding to provide novel discoveries relevant to important animal and/or human health concerns. The successful faculty member will actively participate in development of a high-profile pathogenesis research program. Responsibilities of the faculty member will include training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows and teaching an undergraduate course in bacterial pathogenesis and a graduate level course. The successful applicant will be become an effective member of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( Additional involvement may include engagement in appropriate interdisciplinary research and mentoring activities within and outside the College. Consistent with Penn State policies, the faculty member is expected to be a good citizen in the Department and serve on Departmental, College and University committees as appropriate. The candidate should comply with all relevant policies, maintain high ethical standards, and participate in professional service and/or outreach as part of his or her academic appointment. The ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff is required. The Pennsylvania State University is a Land-Grant university located in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of central Pennsylvania. State College and the surrounding communities are home to approximately 100,000 people, including over 45,000 students. State College has an excellent school system and offers a multitude of cultural events. To apply, please upload a letter of application, including a summary of how you meet the qualifications, a summary of current and future research activities, a current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts if at an early career stage, a brief statement of professional career interests and goals, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Gary H. Perdew,, chairperson of the search committee.

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