Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (Proteomics)

The University of Oklahoma
Proteomics – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The University of Oklahoma invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, as part of a multi-departmental cluster-hire initiative. The successful candidate, will be expected to establish a leading-edge research program using proteomics methods to address wide-ranging basic and translational research problems that bridge biological and anthropological sciences. Areas of research focus may include ecological and evolutionary research, basic biomedical science, host-microbiome dynamics, diet and metabolism, ancient biomolecules, or human biology. Strong consideration will also be given to candidates who complement and contribute to OU’s Biology of Behavior initiative (www.ou.edu/bb/) integrating evolutionary, developmental, physiological and genetic mechanisms of behavior from the social to molecular levels.

This strategic cluster hire initiative expands upon the success of our highly collaborative team of researchers who are addressing critical questions in biological and anthropological sciences from diverse perspectives. These studies, which span the range from extant to prehistoric cultures, are helping to shape perspectives about cultural and evolutionary drivers of human biology, health and disease, as well as human-enviroment interactions on many scales. The successful candidate is expected to lead teams applying modern proteomic technologies, especially mass spectrometry tools, to better understand the intersection of biological and anthropological science. Strong candidates will bring novel perspectives to partners in the University’s Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (http://lmamr.org/), facilitated by access to cutting-edge equipment, including top of the line spectrometric instruments for proteomics.

The primary appointment will be within either the Department of Biology or the Department of Anthropology, depending on expertise. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to proteomics approaches to basic biology and to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (one course per semester in general courses and areas of expertise). Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in biological science, anthropology or a closely related field (postdoctoral experience preferred) by the appointment start date. A review of applications will begin October 10, 2017 and continue until filled. The position will begin in August 2018.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. The institution serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. The University of Oklahoma enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the number one research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant community located just outside of Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings. The greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area has a population of over 1.25 million residents and offers all of the culture, dining, entertainment, and amenities typical of a modern metropolis.

Interested individuals should post the following at http://apply.interfolio.com/44555 : 1) a cover letter describing their interest in this position, 2) a full curriculum vita, 3) a description of research accomplishments and future research plans as they relate to this focused search (6-page limit), and 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests. Candidates should request three letters of recommendation, to be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/44555

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