The Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in microbial genetics and biochemistry, specializing in microbiome research that leverages functional meta-omic approaches. The successful applicant will set up an experimental laboratory and interact with faculty whose interests span the range from genomics and molecular genetics to cancer, evolution and behavior. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, postdoctoral experience in microbiome-related research and a strong publication record. Applicants are expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program, supervise doctoral-level graduate students, and teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research accomplishments and long-term research agenda, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three letters of reference. Applicants are welcome to address in their application how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on UMBC’s diversity and inclusion efforts. For full consideration, application materials and letters of reference should be submitted to apply.interfolio.com/36886 by .UMBC is a medium-sized research university in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area. We are nationally known for the diversity of our student body and for our success in minority education in STEM fields. US News and World Report has recognized UMBC as the "#1 Up-and-Coming National University” five years running based on its excellence in research and teaching. For seven years in a row The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized UMBC as a “Great College to Work For”. For information about the Department of Biological Sciences and its graduate programs, visit biology.umbc.edu.The University of Maryland Baltimore County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. UMBC values gender, ethnic, and racial diversity. Women, members of ethnic minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. UMBC is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the participation of women in academic careers.