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We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position (9 month). Applications from under-represented groups, and women are especially welcome.

Applicants with expertise and interest in industrial microbiology are encouraged to apply. Such a program may broadly include, but is not limited to, synthetic microbiology and genome engineering, biotechnology, microbial metabolic engineering, metabolic network analysis and reconstruction, leading to biocatalytic valorization and new use of agricultural waste products. The successful candidate will develop a strong extramurally funded research program and contribute to academic governance through service to the department, college, university, and to their scientific discipline. Contribution to the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission is expected. Applications from candidates with an interest in developing innovative teaching methods and contributing to developing courses/ programs in industrial microbiology to enhance local scientific talent and outreach to agricultural industries in the area are welcomed.

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. The department offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition to well-equipped departmental laboratory space, core biology and synthesis research facilities, the newly developed Peltier Agricultural Products Development Center, and a high-powered computing cluster, the successful candidate will have access to the Dalrymple BSL3 research greenhouses, agricultural plots, the NDSU Beef Cattle Research Complex, the Advanced Imaging & Microscopy Laboratory, and the NDSU Electron Microscopy Center, as well as a collaborative network of scientists, extension personnel, commodity groups, and a supportive agricultural community.