Assistant Professor

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
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Jan 20, 2023

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The Department of Environmental Science and Geology at Wayne State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the broad field of geomicrobiology, at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2023. The successful candidate will have a PhD in the area of expertise, demonstrate effective communication and teaching skills, and a record of scholarship that indicates that they will establish an internationally recognized, externally funded research program. We are interested in candidates who can use modern molecular techniques (e.g., nucleic acid-based sequencing, genomic analysis of microbial communities) to couple biological and geological worlds (e.g., interactions of microorganisms and earth materials, including soil, sediment, the hydrosphere, minerals and rocks) and someone who can complement the department’s strengths in research expertise. Additional skills with data analytics, statistics and metagenomics are a plus. The ideal candidate will help to fill teaching needs in sedimentology and stratigraphy in addition to teaching upper-level courses in their specialty.

Wayne State University (WSU) is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applictaion from women, people of color, and other represented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employee.

Please submit your application materials merged into a single PDF at The application materials include: i) a cover letter; ii) complete curriculum vitae; iii) a statement about teaching describing prior experience, teaching philosophy and the list of courses the candidate want to teach or develop; iv) a statement of research describing past scholarly contributions and future research directions; and v) a statement describing experience and vision for enhancing participation of underrepresented groups in geoscience. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by email directly from the recommender to The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact Search Committee Chair by email:


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