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Assistant Professor, Immunology Research


Assistant Professor, Immunology Research

  • R0032544
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research at the University of Virginia welcomes applications for an Assistant Professor position in immunology research. A Ph.D. or M.D. in immunology or a related field and a minimum of 3 years of appropriate postdoctoral experience is required. Candidates should have an outstanding potential for developing a strong independent research program. The Carter Immunology Center is a nexus for basic and translational immunology research that bridges multiple Departments at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. This position provides a unique opportunity to build a highly collaborative, translational, and rigorous research program using state-of-the-art resources available at the Carter Immunology Center and the School of Medicine. Candidates with expertise in systems immunology, human immunology and immunotherapy, immunopathology, advanced imaging, and functional genomics are highly encouraged to apply. However, outstanding applications in all areas of immunology research will be considered.

The candidates will join our vibrant, highly interactive, and collegial research environment of 13 resident faculty and 32 member faculty in the Carter Immunology Center (CIC) ( https://research.med.virginia.edu/cic/faculty/ ). Current areas of research among CIC members include cardiovascular immunology, cell-autonomous immunity, intracellular signaling and effector function of lymphocytes and phagocytes, antigen processing and presentation, immune responses to tumors, immunotherapy, allergy and autoimmunity, neuroimmunology, host-pathogen, and host-commensal microbial interactions. Ample resources are available to support junior faculty development within the CIC and the School of Medicine. These include exceptional research core facilities ( https://med.virginia.edu/core-facilities/cores/ ), grants and administrative support, and faculty development programming ( https://faculty.med.virginia.edu/facultyaffairs/ ). Future faculty will participate in the teaching and mentoring of graduate students and medical students in programs that are supported by ten NIH-sponsored training grants. Future faculty will engage in our ongoing commitment to support the development of scientists from diverse backgrounds within our local and broader scientific communities. Details regarding our ongoing commitment to diversity, our graduate biomedical research and medical scientist training programs are available at: https://med.virginia.edu/diversity/ and https://med.virginia.edu/education/

The University of Virginia is committed to the diversity of our faculty, staff, and trainees. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. As an institution committed to diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation and veteran status.

Centrally located in Virginia, Charlottesville boasts a thriving intellectual community and cultural life, with easy access to recreational venues and convenient travel to Richmond and Washington D.C UVA 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 review will begin March 31, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0032544. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0032544 . Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two-page statement of research accomplishments and interests
  • 300-word statement of experiences mentoring and commitment to diversity
  • Three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Sarah Ewald and Dr. Jie Sun at CICimmunology@virginia.edu .

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. 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 Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at mew8js@virginia.edu . For further information regarding this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Sarah Ewald and Dr. Jie Sun at CICimmunology@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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