The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks to fill a tenure-track, assistant professor (9 month) position in the area of plant systems microbial ecology. Candidates with expertise in understanding complex microbial systems impacting crop health and production, and that can contribute to the department’s teaching, research, and outreach mission, are encouraged to apply. The Department of Microbiological Sciences strongly encourages applications from enthusiastic and collaborative scientists who will enrich the culturally diverse and inclusive academic environment at NDSU.

The successful candidate will advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students, and establish a nationally recognized, extramurally funded, independent research program. The Department partners with interdisciplinary graduate programs in genomics, environmental and conservation sciences, and cellular and molecular biology for access to well-qualified students and collaborators. The hired individual is expected and encouraged to collaborate with other NDSU faculty conducting plant and/or crop systems research.

The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to well-equipped departmental laboratory space, core biology and synthesis research facilities, and a high-powered computing cluster, the successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art research greenhouses, the Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory, and the NDSU Electron Microscopy Center, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, agricultural commodity groups, and a supportive agricultural community.

NDSU is a student focused, land grant, research institution. NDSU researchers find solutions and discover opportunities that enhance the quality of life, sustain food, feed, fiber, and fuel production, and protect the land and resources of North Dakota.

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable. 

Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Aspiring applicants should view the job posting and apply at:

Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: Open until filled
Location: North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND USA