Open Rank Faculty Position in Microbial Pathogenesis and Pathogen-Host Interactions

(Ref#: 79157)

Emory University School of Medicine

  • Academic Faculty - Tenured
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Open Rank Faculty Position in Microbial Pathogenesis and Pathogen-Host Interactions

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, invites applications for an open rank, tenure eligible position within the broad fields of microbial pathogenesis and pathogen-host interactions.  Applicants in the fields of immunology, bacteriology and virology are encouraged to apply, especially those at the interfaces linking these disciplines.  

We offer a highly interactive, collegial research environment. The Department is scientifically diverse, with strengths in adaptive immunity, bacterial pathogenesis, molecular virology and vaccinology. Graduate education is robust at Emory and our faculty have access to multiple diverse graduate programs. Our research facilities are state-of-the-art and include biocontainment labs and several excellent core facilities such as the Emory Integrated Proteomics Core, Emory Comprehensive Glycomics Core, Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core, and the Emory Integrated Genomics Core. Our intellectual environment is enriched by proximity to and collaborations with The Emory Vaccine Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Winship Cancer Institute, Emory Transplant Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Biomedical Engineering Department at GA Tech, and the Centers for Disease Control. Visit our website for more information on our faculty, Department, and links to our graduate programs:

We seek to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of our research enterprise and to offer trainees richly varied perspectives. Applications from women and ethnic minorities are therefore strongly encouraged. The University and the Department strive to support all faculty by fostering an equitable scholarly environment, offering a wide range of career development opportunities, and promoting work-life integration. We encourage potential candidates to visit the website of the Emory Worklife Resource Center:

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and a record of productive postdoctoral training. Ideal candidates will be collaborative scientists that bring new perspectives to the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program, and to participate in our graduate and medical student training programs through mentorship and teaching. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence and creativity in research and scholarship.

Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests (2 pages), and have three letters of reference sent to: Faculty Search Committee, c/o Ms. Jenny O’Neil, Applications should be received by December 3, 2021 to ensure consideration. Later applications may also be considered if the position has not been filled.  You may apply via email, but please also apply through the Emory employment portal at

Emory University is located in the dynamic and multicultural city of Atlanta. This community of 5.6 million people is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Atlanta offers award-winning restaurants, sports and cultural events, forested neighborhoods, proximity to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and a well-connected international airport.

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Emory University
Microbiology & Immunology
O. Wayne Rollins Research Center
1510 Clifton Road
Atlanta , GA 30322
Jennifer O'Neil,