Assistant Professor - Microbiome Science

Clemson, SC

About Clemson

One of the country’s most selective public research universities, Clemson University serves a uniquely driven and highly accomplished student body.

Ranked consistently as one of the best national public university by U.S.News & World Report, Clemson is a science- and engineering-oriented college dedicated to teaching, research and service. Founded in 1889, we remain committed both to world-class research and a high quality of life. In fact, 91 percent of our seniors say they’d pick Clemson again if they had it to do over.

Clemson’s retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country for public universities. We’ve been named among the best values by Kiplinger magazine in 2013, and SmartMoney in 2012 ranked us No. 7 in student return on investment.

Our beautiful college campus sits on 1,400 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along the shores of Hartwell Lake. But we also have research facilities and economic development hubs throughout the state of South Carolina — in Greenville, Greenwood, Columbia and Charleston.

Assistant Professor - Microbiome Science

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors specializing in Microbiome science. We welcome/encourage applications from prospective faculty from all areas of microbiome research, including but not limited to, human and animal health, agriculture, and the environment.

The Department offers (BA/BS) and graduate (MS/PhD) degrees in Biological Sciences and Microbiology, and graduate degrees (MS/PhD) in Environmental Toxicology. In addition, the department offers an online, non-thesis M.S. in biological sciences for teachers and science educators interested in biological sciences. The successful candidates will inspire/enlighten our student body by contributing to the department's teaching mission.

The successful candidates will bring innovative and high-impact research programs to Clemson that complement and enhance existing departmental research strengths. Current faculty interests related to microbiome research include host-pathogen interactions, host-symbiont interactions, aquatic and soil ecosystems, and microbial interactions and functions during environmental change.

About the University & Department:

Located on Lake Hartwell in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson University is South Carolina’s public land-grant University with access to multiple state and national parks and forests. As a Carnegie R1 Institution, Clemson has excellent research resources including the globally ranked Palmetto high-performance computing cluster, the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility, the Eukaryotic Pathogen Innovation Center, state-of-the-art light microscopy, electron microscopy, vivarium, animal, aquatic animal, and greenhouse facilities, and a multi-user analytical laboratory. There are many opportunities for collaboration across a wide group of partners on and off campus, including the Center for Human Genetics ( and Prisma Health. Clemson is also launching a new College of Veterinary Medicine that will commence student enrollment in Fall 2026.

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University harnesses faculty expertise across the areas of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology; microbiology; and molecular, cellular and developmental biology to advance the University’s discovery mission and provide strong educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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