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MSI is hiring a Visiting Assistant Director

The Department of Microbiology seeks a Visiting Assistant Director to implement the educational mission and annual work plan of the Illinois Microbial Systems Initiative (MSI), and to lead the development and delivery of the Microbiome Analytics master’s degree program within the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology in coordination with colleges and departments across campus through direct involvement with pedagogy design and administration and efficient operation of the team.

For full position announcement including qualifications and application requirements, please visit and apply by June 11, 2021.

The U of I is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled that participates in the federal e-Verify program and participates in a background check program focused on prior criminal or sexual misconduct history.


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The MSI Slack space also has a MicroERA channel for the Microbial Early-career Researchers Association (MicroERA). Early-career researchers (students and postdocs) are encouraged to join!