Assistant Professor of Microbiology Search #1920-0028

Date Posted
September 12, 2019
Job Description

The University:

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just 20 miles north of Columbus, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at

Position Overview:

The Department of Botany and Microbiology invites applications for a tenure track position in Microbiology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August, 2020. The teaching duties for this position include the areas of Bacterial Physiology, Medical Microbiology, and Molecular Genetics, as well as seminars, independent study courses, and other courses as required. Ohio Wesleyan University is one of only a few small colleges throughout the country to offer a major in Microbiology, and has excellent infrastructure for teaching and research with microorganisms. OWU seeks faculty members committed to teaching excellence and to developing a vibrant research program that involves undergraduates at every level. The successful candidate will join a community of more than 13 faculty members with a wide range of research and teaching interests across the life sciences, and will benefit from extensive support for junior faculty, including competitive professional development funding, pre-tenure research leave after a successful third-year review, funding for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs.


  • Ph.D. in Microbiology or related field, though ABD candidates will be considered;

  • Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts context, as well as expertise in issues related to diversity, broadly defined;

  • Evidence of professional activity including publications and an active research program; 

  • Previous teaching at the university/college level strongly preferred;

  • Strong commitment to teaching effectiveness demonstrated through syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations, etc.  

Completed applications will include: 

1) Cover Letter;  

2) Curriculum vitae; 

3) Statements of teaching and research philosophy;

4) Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial versions are acceptable for initial application);

5) Applicants should request three letters of recommendation be submitted to the same address below.

Please e-mail application materials all in PDF format to:

Application review will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until position is filled. 

OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please find OWU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement at:

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