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AProf Virology at UC Berkley

Reference: JOB474
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has an opening for an Assistant Professor (tenure track, nine-month appointment) with an expected start date of July 1, 2016. 
The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology is seeking applications for a faculty position in virology. We seek an individual studying the biology of viruses, including but not limited to those that impact plants, bacteria, and/or archaea at the individual or community level. Research areas of interest include multiple areas of mechanistic virology, including viral replication, evolution, and virus-host interactions. 
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the time of application. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence and originality in research and relevant postdoctoral experience by the appointment start date. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an outstanding, extramurally funded research program as well as participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and will integrate with a dynamic and collaborative group of faculty whose research spans diverse areas of biology including virology, plant-associated and environmental microbes, microbial communities, mycology, and applied microbiology. They will join a vibrant community of microbiologists on the UC Berkeley campus in the Plant & Microbial Biology Department (, the Graduate Group of Microbiology ( and the UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Institute ( with opportunities to establish collaborations with the Innovative Genomics Initiative ( and Synthetic Biology Institute ( and the Berkeley Lab (, Joint Genome Institute (, and the Joint BioEnergy Institute ( 
To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 2-3 page overview of current and future research interests, a 1 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, three to five letters of recommendation, and up to five supporting papers (optional). In addition, please provide a statement of contributions to diversity , addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters. 
The application and all supporting documents should be submitted by the search closing date, November 13, 2015. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. Please direct questions to For additional information about the Department, the graduate programs and the campus, please visit and 
UC Berkeley is interested in recruiting a diverse applicant pool and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: 
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: