Assistant Professor Microbial Ecology at University of Oregon

Assistant Professor Microbial Ecology

Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Biology University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution ( and the Department of Biology invite applications for a tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) in microbial ecology. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research addresses fundamental concepts in microbial ecology at the population, community or ecosystem level. Successful candidates may use a variety of modern approaches (computational, molecular and/or laboratory culture) to study the ecology of microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, or viruses) in laboratory systems, natural ecosystems (marine, aquatic or terrestrial) or within hosts (plant, animal or human). An outstanding research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Ph.D. required. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired. Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon IE2 SEARCH at Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of

recommendation. Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged. For full posting and application directions, see To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by November 23, 2016, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.