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Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

  • R0041574
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MIC) at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks outstanding applicants for several positions at the Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible) level. Applicants should have a research focus in one or more of the following areas: Microbiology (fundamental biology of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic pathogens; host-microbe interactions; using microbial model systems to understand basic cellular functions; targets for vaccines and therapeutics against microbial pathogens), Immunology (development and function of an intact immune system; dysregulation of the immune system in pathogenesis and disease; targets for new immunotherapeutics and vaccines), and Cancer Biology (cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of cancer initiation, progression, metastasis, and therapy). We are seeking extraordinary colleagues who take an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach to their research and who would leverage the wide-reaching and complementary expertise of our faculty. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or equivalent is required, and evidence of outstanding postdoctoral experience is expected.

The successful candidate will join an exciting, well-funded, and collegial research environment in the Department of MIC and throughout the University, with outstanding opportunities for collaborative research in basic, translational, and clinical sciences. The successful candidate will establish and maintain an independent, productive, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program. They will also participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. Faculty in the Department are highly committed to mentoring early-career faculty and trainees. These efforts are supported by programs such as a CTSA, numerous NIH T32 awards, and institutional grants.

The School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is home to exceptional research departments and centers, a vibrant health system, and numerous molecular and cellular research core facilities (http://med.virginia.edu). The University is one of the top universities in the nation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located in Charlottesville, a vibrant university town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with easy access to airports and rail stations. The local community offers diverse neighborhoods, many venues for dining, arts, shopping, and entertainment, excellent schools, and endless opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation.

UVA also assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/. For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community, please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.


Application Instructions
External Applicants please apply through Workday and search for the requisition #R0041574.
Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0041574. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Three-page statement of research interests and accomplishments
• 300-word statement of experiences mentoring and commitment to diversity
• Provide the names, titles and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at uth9qh@virginia.edu.

The successful candidates will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For further information regarding this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Roger Abounader at ra6u@virginia.edu and Dr. Alison Criss at akc2r@virginia.edu.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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