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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Microbial Environmental Genomics, School of Life Sciences, College of Sciences [R0133313].
ROLE of the POSITION
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a tenure-track position in Microbial Environmental Genomics, at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences (SoLS), with primary responsibilities in research, teaching, and service.
Overview of the Position: The ideal candidate will apply genomics approaches (single-cell genomics, metagenomics, and/or functional genomics) to explore biodiversity and understand the roles of microorganisms in any natural environment. Research areas that complement current strengths in SoLS and other programs at UNLV are desirable. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in microbiology or a related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Faculty members are expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to align with the research and teaching missions of SoLS and is expected to: 1) Design and sustain a high-impact research program that is extramurally funded and internationally recognized, and 2) Contribute to both graduate and undergraduate education through formal teaching and mentoring. Teaching strategies that are inclusive of UNLV’s culturally rich environment are encouraged. The candidate is expected to mentor graduate students in the Ph.D. and/or Master’s programs and to participate in service at the local, national, and international levels.
This position requires a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated.
BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV
- Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
- Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
- No state income tax
- Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
- Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
- Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents
- Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
- Employee recognition and appreciation programs
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- UNLV athletics ticket discounts
- Employee discount at UNLV’s Student Wellness Recreation Center
- Statewide employee purchase program discounts
- RebelCard discounts on and off campus
- Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
- Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) concise statement of research interests and plans (not to exceed three pages), 4) a brief (1 page) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 5) a brief (1 page) statement of diversity and inclusion, 6) the names, affiliations and contact information of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 1, 2023.
Materials should be addressed to Drs. Brian Hedlund and Boo Shan Tseng, Search Committee Co-Chairs, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.
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PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.
Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: email@example.com, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.
Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.
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Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) concise statement of research interests and plans (not to exceed three pages), 4) a brief (1 page) statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 5) a brief (1 page) statement of diversity and inclusion, 6) the names, affiliations and contact information of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance
Posting Close Date
Note to Applicant
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HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.
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