College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Microbiology in partnership with the College of Medicine, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity


Microbial Systems Biology


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Infectious Diseases


The College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Microbiology at The Ohio State University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant/Associate Professor level) specializing in systems biology approaches to address modern challenges in (1) antimicrobial therapeutics in partnership with the College of Pharmacy and (2) integration of pathogen and host biology in partnership with the College of Medicine, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity

The positions contribute to four hiring clusters that are part of a substantial university investment (Discovery Themes) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment, and prevention.  These new investments build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained impact.  The microbial systems biology positions will connect with planned hires in drug discovery, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, innate and adaptive immune cell-pathogen interactions, and microbial biofilms as well as build on foundations in data analytics currently being developed as part of the Discovery Themes. 


Applicants should have established expertise in the application of systems biology/high throughput “omics” approaches.  The applicant will be expected to apply such approaches to study bacterial systems, focusing on in-depth understanding of metabolic capacity and dynamics, microbial responses to antibiotic stresses or interactions with host cells, or other aspects of pathogen biology. Successful candidates will be expected to synergize with Ohio State's current infectious disease investigators, centers, and programs (e.g. to identify points of therapeutic intervention for antimicrobial design or novel aspects of pathogen-host biology.

Successful applicants will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program and to contribute to the teaching (graduate and undergraduate) and service missions of the University.

Preferred Qualifications: M.D. or Ph.D. in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Systems Biology or related field.  Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of, or potential for, an independently-funded research program.  Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of past research accomplishments highlighting their relevance to systems biology, (3) a statement of future research plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and potential teaching roles, and (5) names and emails of at least three professional references.   Application materials should be submitted online through Academic Jobs Online at:  Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the positions are filled.


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.