FSU - Biological Science

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Available faculty positions


Computation Genomicist, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University (www.bio.fsu.edu) invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broadly defined area of Computational Genomics. We are particularly interested in candidates who creatively develop and apply computational approaches to drive biological discoveries and innovations, using large-scale data (e.g., multi-omic) and harnessing cutting-edge technologies (e.g., single-cell, spatial, long-read). Computational biologists who incorporate wet lab research programs are also encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants must possess at a minimum a doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in academic research, instruction/mentorship, and service. Postdoctoral training in the field of specialization is preferred.

The Department of Biological Science is a diverse and interactive group with 46 tenure-track faculty members in Cell and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Ecology and Evolution graduate programs. These include, but are not limited to, scientific leaders in epigenomics, chromosome biology, evolutionary genetics, structural biology, and neurogenomics.

Researchers in the Department of Biological Science have access to excellent core resources including two fully staffed genomics core facilities located within the Department and in the adjacent FSU College of Medicine, state-of-the-art imaging, flow cytometry and mass spectrometry facilities, and a modern BSL3 facility.

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Peter Fraser: comp.gen@bio.fsu.edu

Other Information:
Florida State University is ranked 18th among public universities by US News & World Reports. The university is located in Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, which is situated in the Big Bend region of the state, an area with diverse and relatively undeveloped habitats. Tallahassee hosts a rich program in the performing arts and athletic events and is close to several state parks, rivers, a National Wildlife Refuge, the largest national forest in Florida, and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

How to Apply:
Apply to Florida State University at FSU HR - Faculty Careers. For current FSU employees, apply via my.fsu.edu->Self Service.

Submit your application at FSU HR - Faculty Careers (JOB ID 50260). Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching philosophy and experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and statement of diversity, as well as copies of a maximum of your two most significant, peer-reviewed, published manuscripts. Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Request Letters of Reference:
This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:

  1. After submitting your application, click the Return to Job Search link
  2. Click the My References link
  3. Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position
  4. Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf

You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.

Equal Employment Oppertunity:
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Florida State University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability, and has been recognized as a national leader in its commitment to diversity and inclusion (see https://diversity.fsu.edu/). We therefore seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Dual Career Policy:
When a faculty candidate has a spouse or partner who also is seeking employment, the University will assist in exploring employment positions for that spouse/partner, by either seeking to locate an appropriate University position or by referral to local employment opportunities.



Microbiologist, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Science at Florida State University invites outstanding applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the broadly-defined area of Microbiology including, but not limited to, studies of bacteria, viruses, or host-microbial interactions. Successful candidates are expected to establish an innovative, extramurally-funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education in the area of Microbiology. Applicants must possess at a minimum a doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in academic research, instruction/mentorship, and service. Postdoctoral training in the field of specialization is preferred.

The Department of Biological Science is a diverse and interactive group with over 40 tenure-track faculty members in graduate programs of Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Molecular Biophysics, and Neuroscience. In addition, there is a vibrant regional community of researchers across multiple departments and universities who study diverse aspects of microbiology.

Researchers have access to excellent core resources, including a state-of-the-art imaging center equipped with a Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope, live cell imaging, and super-resolution 3D-SIM; access to the Coastal and Marine Laboratory and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Additional resources include facilities for functional genomics, proteomics, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, computing clusters for bioinformatics, and a modern BSL3 facility. For information about Florida State University’s Department of Biological Science, visit our website at https://www.bio.fsu.edu.

Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Hengli Tang: micro@bio.fsu.edu

Other Information:
Florida State University is consistently ranked as a top 20 public university by US News & World Reports. Florida State University is located on land that is the ancestral and traditional territory of the Apalachee Nation, the Muscogee Nation, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Tallahassee is the capital city of Florida, which is situated in the Big Bend region of the state, a biodiversity hotspot with undeveloped terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Tallahassee is close to several state parks, rivers, a National Wildlife Refuge, the largest national forest in Florida, and the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It also hosts rich programs in visual and performing arts and athletics.

How to Apply:
Submit your application at FSU HR - Faculty Careers (Job ID 50256). Include 1) a statement summarizing past contributions to and future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion; 2) a statement describing your experience/philosophy of teaching and mentoring; 3) a statement of research accomplishments and future goals; 4) a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) including academic and professional experience; 5) peer reviewed publications (please include PDF copies of a maximum of your two most significant, peer-reviewed, published manuscripts). Review of applications will begin on December 13, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Request Letters of Reference:
This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Follow the steps below to request these letters through our system:

  1. After submitting your application, click the Return to Job Search link
  2. Click the My References link
  3. Click the Send/View Reference Request button next to the appropriate position
  4. Follow the steps on that page to send your references a system generated email requesting they submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf

You may also return to the My References link and click on "Send/View Reference Request" to see if your references have responded, add additional references, or resend requests.

Equal Employment Oppertunity:
An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf

Florida State University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability, and has been recognized as a national leader in its commitment to diversity and inclusion (see https://diversity.fsu.edu/). We therefore seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

Dual Career Policy:
When a faculty candidate has a spouse or partner who also is seeking employment, the University will assist in exploring employment positions for that spouse/partner, by either seeking to locate an appropriate University position or by referral to local employment opportunities.



Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf