Assistant Professor in Quantitative Biology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Quantitative Biology. We are broadly interested in recruiting a candidate working at the nexus of biology and statistics/mathematics, who uses quantitative experimental, computational, and/or mathematical methods, and who will develop an active research program within the department and university community. 

Areas of interest include statistical analysis of large data sets, mathematical models of complex biological phenomena, systems biology, cell biology, population genomics and/or molecular evolution, advanced biostatistical approaches to organismal biology, population ecology, and/or behavior. 

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the Department through offering biostatistics courses, teaching advanced classes in their area of expertise, and training graduate students.  Candidates will be expected to enhance the research mission of the department through the development of an active, externally funded research program. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for student learning, evidenced by a record of, or potential for, excellence in teaching, and a commensurate record of significant contributions to quantitative biological research. Interest in collaborative research opportunities within and outside the Department of Biological Sciences is a plus.

Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences participate in NSF EPSCoR and NEON, NIH INBRE, and other cross-cutting research programs within and outside the University of Alaska, and closely interact with colleagues from numerous state and federal health, land, wildlife, and fisheries management agencies.   Faculty websites detailing current research interests can be found at www.uaa.alaska.edu/biology

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty. 

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. 

Interested persons should apply by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae including recent publications, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of reference by applying to the University of Alaska Anchorage online at uakjobs.com (Posting No. 0069242)

 

Assistant Professor in Microbiology (Pathogenic Bacteriology)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applicants for a tenure track position in microbiology, specifically Pathogenic Bacteriology. A PhD in microbiology or a closely related discipline and a strong record of research productivity is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicants will contribute to the growth of microbiology research and teaching in the Department by teaching courses their area of specialty and developing strong extramurally funded research programs involving graduate and undergraduate students.

Candidates with expertise in the molecular genetics of bacterial pathogenesis or host response to pathogenic bacteria are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities could include pathogenic bacteriology, microbial genetics, and upper division and graduate electives specific to the candidate's area of expertise.

Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences participate in NSF EPSCoR and NEON, NIH INBRE, and other cross-cutting research programs within and outside the University of Alaska, and collaborate with colleagues from numerous state and federal health, land, wildlife, and fisheries management agencies.   Faculty websites detailing current research interests can be found at . www.uaa.alaska.edu/biology.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Interested persons should apply by submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including recent publications, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of reference by applying to the University of Alaska Anchorage online at uakjobs.com (Posting No. 0069244).

 

Assistant Professor in Microbiology (Applied Environmental Microbiology)

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applicants for a tenure track position in microbiology, specifically Applied Environmental Microbiology. A PhD in microbiology or a closely related discipline and a strong record of research productivity is required. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and teaching experience is preferred. The successful applicants will contribute to the growth of microbiology research and teaching in the Department by teaching courses their area of specialty and developing strong extramurally funded research programs involving graduate and undergraduate students.

Candidates with expertise in microbial biotechnology or biofuels, bioremediation, geomicrobiology and microbial-induced corrosion are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities could include microbial biotechnology, microbial genetics, and upper division and graduate electives specific to the candidate's area of expertise.

Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences participate in NSF EPSCoR and NEON, NIH INBRE, and other cross-cutting research programs within and outside the University of Alaska, and collaborate with colleagues from numerous state and federal health, land, wildlife, and fisheries management agencies.   Faculty websites detailing current research interests can be found at www.uaa.alaska.edu/biology

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska system, serving nearly 20,000 students. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty.

The Department seeks a candidate dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. UAA is an AA/EO Employer and Educational Institution. Applicant must be eligible for employment under the immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and subsequent amendments. Your application for employment with UAA is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

Interested persons should apply by submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae including recent publications, a statement of research accomplishments and future plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of reference by applying to the University of Alaska Anchorage online at uakjobs.com (Posting No. 0069241).