The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Cincinnati seeks TWO tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin fall semester 2019 studying (1) host-microbe interactions with an emphasis on cell biology or immunology. This position entails research ranging from antagonistic to mutualistic interactions, focusing on vertebrate, invertebrate or plant hosts. Topics may include, but are not limited to, manipulation of host biology or behavior by microbes, microbial shifts in hosts in relation to environmental change, and host-microbe interactions during immune development. (2) computational biology. We seek a colleague who develops and uses computational techniques to address fundamental questions in biology. We expect this candidates’ research program to integrate theory with empirical study. Successful candidates for both positions would be expected to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded, internationally recognized research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the candidates’ area of expertise, and contribute to the mission of the department through service.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a collaborative community of researchers and educators with strengths in Sensory Biology, Behavior, and Evolution (SBBE) and Environmental Change and Biological Resilience (ECBR). It is housed in a newly renovated building with modern offices and labs and a new greenhouse. It is also supported by various research facilities on and off campus. The UC Center for Field Studies provides researchers with field opportunities only a short 25 minute drive from campus. UC also houses the Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium, with over 125,000 specimens of vascular and nonvascular plants, lichens, and fungi. The Department has strong collaborative associations with the UC Digital Scholarship Center, US EPA, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Cincinnati Public Schools, and other institutions that provide opportunities for collaborative research, outreach, and education. The Ohio Supercomputing Center provides researchers a state of the art computing environment and several other high-performance computing resources are available on campus.

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. Cincinnati is a vibrant city on the banks of the Ohio River. The region is home to year-round cultural and entertainment activities. The Hamilton County Parks system provides extensive opportunities for outdoor activities.

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD is required for this position.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted online at (search requisition #34747 for host-microbe; search requisition #34746 for computational biology).
  • To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy using the additional documents feature in our application system.
  • Additionally, please arrange for three letters of recommendation and advise your recommenders to send them directly to:
  • As part of the application process the applicant will be asked to provide a separate one-page statement addressing how the candidate’s past or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance UC’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
  • Review of applications will begin December 7, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal

Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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Location: University of Cincinnati