Assistant Professor in Microbiology and/or Infectious Disease: USA

The University of Virginia invites applications for multiple tenure-track Assistant Professor appointments in Microbiology and/or Infectious Disease in the highly interdisciplinary Department of Biology. We seek applicants whose research addresses fundamental problems in microbiology, infectious agents broadly defined, and/or host-microbial interactions. The successful applicants will complement or broaden existing strengths within the Department and are expected to establish a rigorous, independent, and externally funded research program and to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. We seek to recruit faculty from diverse backgrounds who value diversity and are passionate about having a positive impact on society and the world.

The Department of Biology and the University of Virginia provide resources to facilitate a wide range of research programs including those requiring modern animal care, greenhouse, and aquatic husbandry facilities. Research programs also benefit from access to the University’s state-of-the art computing, genomics, metabolomics, and imaging facilities. The Department maintains a variety of field sites including Mountain Lake Biological Station. Close ties with other Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Schools of Medicine, Data Science, Engineering, and the Biocomplexity, Brain, and Environmental Institutes, broaden the intellectual community of Department members.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and post-doctoral research experience in Microbiology or Infectious Disease or a relevant field. A successful applicant will also have demonstrable research accomplishments and plans of outstanding quality and significance, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring. Enthusiasm for participating in a diverse, collegial, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment is strongly preferred.

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2023.

Required materials:

  1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of your research plans, your teaching interests and experience, and demonstrated past experience relevant to advancing the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be citizen-leaders in a diverse and globally connected world (≤ 2 pp)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement that describes your vision for your research program at the university (≤ 3 pp)
  4. Statement on teaching and scientific mentoring detailing your experience and goals (≤ 2 pp)
  5. Contact information for three references
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