Environmental microbiology/biotechnology

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Assistant or Associate Professor
Job Institution: 
Johns Hopkins University
Job Description: 

The Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental microbiology/biotechnology beginning in Fall 2013. We seek applicants with strong scientific foundations who are interested in the application of microbial, molecular biological, or biochemical techniques to systems related to environmental engineering. Examples of relevant research activities include the use of microbial ecology methods and theory, molecular biological tools, including genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses, to explore cell regulation, microbial communities and organism-organism interactions, biotransformations of contaminants, energy recovery from biomass or waste streams, and studies of the physical aspects of microbial activity, such as chemotaxis and biofilm development. The department is focused on understanding the dynamics and sustainability of natural and engineered systems and the design of strategies, technologies and policies to address critical environmental issues. Information about the department can be found at http://www.engineering.jhu.edu/~dogee/. The department is multidisciplinary and encourages collaborative research.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in environmental microbiology, environmental engineering, or a closely related field; demonstrate potential to establish an externally funded research program; and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and to lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research. Preference is given to applicants at the Assistant or Associate Professor level although exceptional candidates at the rank of Professor will be considered. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a one or two-page summary of research and teaching interests, relevant papers and publications, and names of five referees in a single pdf file to dogee@jhu.edu. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Professor Edward Bouwer (bouwer@jhu.edu). The Whiting School of Engineering is committed to building a diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA employer.