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The 2017 Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar will be held March 14-19, 2017.

The FGSC moved from Kansas City to Manhattan Kansas (about 200 Km) in November 2014. This is the 4th time the FGSC has relocated since it was founded in 1960


Distinguished Professorship in Medical Mycology

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a Distinguished Professorship in Medical Mycology pending approval from the Board of Regents. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an outstanding record in externally funded research and scholarly publications consistent with appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or newly promoted Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Microbiology or a related discipline. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research program and contribute to the department’s teaching mission. This is a 9-month appointment with a start date of August 11, 2017. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a one page statement of research interests, a one page teaching philosophy, and have three letters of recommendation submitted directly by the references online at . Applicants are encouraged to include a brief narrative in their teaching statement of how they plan to implement the NSF/AAAS “Vision and Change” core concepts in biology education ( Review of applications will begin on January 13, 2017, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries regarding this position to Nancy Perkins ( UGA is home to a vibrant community of investigators with diverse research interests in fungal biology ( Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 90 miles northeast of Atlanta (; The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biology - Microbial Genetics, Microbiology, or Genetics

Valparaiso University: College of Arts and Sciences: Biology

Valparaiso University, located in northwestern Indiana, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Microbial Genetics, Microbiology, or Genetics beginning mid-August, 2017, contingent on funding. Candidates who are dedicated to excellence in undergraduate teaching with strong backgrounds in both genetics and microbiology are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities for the academic year include Microbiology, Genetics and Genome Evolution, introductory laboratories, intermediate or upper level courses as needed, and seminar. Duties for this full-time position include a combination of teaching, continued scholarly activity, ongoing professional development, and service to the Department and University. Valpo's faculty workload model allows for flexibility in how these components are balanced for each faculty member. The successful applicant must also establish a research program and mentor undergraduate research students.

The Department of Biology is committed to excellent teaching at many levels: molecular, cellular, organismic, population, community, ecosystem, evolutionary. The department is staffed with ten Ph.D.-level, full-time tenure-track faculty members, two M.S.-level laboratory coordinators/instructors, and a lab technician. Currently, the Department has approximately 160 undergraduate biology majors; the Department also serves students in the Colleges of Nursing and Health Professions and Engineering. Valparaiso University has a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. The University is located one hour southeast of Chicago and is within a short drive of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Lake Michigan. The Department is housed in both the new Center for the Sciences (opening fall, 2017) and the Neils Science Center. For further information about the Department of Biology, please refer online to

Candidates for this position should possess a Ph.D. in microbial genetics, microbiology, genetics, or a closely related field, and ideally have prior experience teaching microbiology and genetics. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research plan should be submitted to

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at: Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

The project "Neurospora crassa filamentous fungus as a model organism for the identification and characterization of new proteins/transcription factors regulating the carbohydrate metabolism", funded by FAPESP (Sao Paulo State Research Foundation) has one Post-Doctoral position for application. The selected candidate will be working with Prof. Dr. Maria Celia Bertolini at the Institute of Chemistry, UNESP, Araraquara, Sao Paulo State, Brazil. The candidates should demonstrate previous experience in Biochemistry and in basic and advanced Molecular Biology. Candidates should send (up to September 20) the following documents to Prof. Maria Celia Bertolini ( a letter including the scientific experience, a short CV, and names and addresses of two researchers as references. The value of the FAPESP Postdoctoral scholarship is R$ 6.819,30 monthly (about U$ 2,000.00, free of taxes).

Postdoctoral position in Fungal Molecular Biology
A postdoctoral position is available in the general areas of fungal molecular biology, fungal genetics, and fungal development in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen Free, Department of Biological Sciences, SUNY University at Buffalo. The laboratory is currently focusing on the topics of cell wall biogenesis and development in the model fungus Neurospora crassa. Candidates with strong backgrounds in fungal genetics, molecular biology, microscopy, and bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. The position will involve some supervisory duties, and good communication skills are essential. Funding is available for three years and the starting date is negotiable. Please submit a letter of introduction, a CV, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Stephen J. Free at Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in science are encouraged. SUNY University at Buffalo is an EEO/AA Employer.

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