As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina State University seeks innovative and transformative faculty scholars with demonstrated interdisciplinary skills to enhance the University’s faculty expertise and excellence in the study and engineering of Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities. We invite applications and nominations for up to three faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank (commensurate with qualifications, and experience) working at the forefront of microbiome research. Candidates will be matched with the most appropriate home department through the interview process. Appropriate areas of research interest for these positions are broad and include (1) microbial ecology, (2) “omics” technologies, (3) predictive computational modeling, and (4) microbiome engineering. The cluster will focus on microbial communities associated with crop plants, farm animals, insects, and the environment, thereby building upon NC State’s existing strengths in agriculture, animal science, and biotechnology. Experience in non-human microbiomes or the interest and ability to extend beyond human microbiomes is thus highly desired. The candidate should have a doctorate in a relevant field with a proven track record of research excellence and leadership. Appointments will begin as early as Fall 2017.
The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program
Announced in September 2011 as part of the University’s 2011-2020 strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future,” the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program has invested $5 million to facilitate partnership of academic colleges and hire individual scholars or small groups (clusters) of scholars in strategically important areas to further the University’s teaching and research mission. In February 2012, 12 cluster areas were selected that hired approximately 38 faculty members. In February 2015, eight new cluster areas were selected, including one centered on microbiomes and complex microbial communities. The Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities cluster features faculty from four different colleges and is led by Dr. Michael Hyman in Plant and Microbial Biology (email@example.com) and by Dr. Chase Beisel in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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