Assistant / Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Host-Pathogen Interactions, Tenure Track)

(Ref#: F0141A1)

Old Dominion University

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

The Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University, invites applications for one or possibly two full-time, ten-month tenure track faculty positions beginning as early as July 25, 2023, at the Assistant Professor level. Appointment at the Associate Professor level can be considered for exceptional candidates. We are interested in research investigators in the general area of host-pathogen interactions employing contemporary molecular biology approaches, who are also interested in excellence in teaching and mentoring. Candidates who can complement existing strengths in the department are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will be in the general areas of microbiology, virology and immunology and closely related areas preferably related to the candidate’s research field. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain a vigorous research program that will attract peer-reviewed research grant funding, provide excellent teaching and mentoring to our undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in service to the Department and their profession.

Interactions are encouraged with other departments/units of the College and the University as well as the Eastern Virginia Medical School. State salary support and a competitive start-up package is available. The Department of Biological Sciences receives substantial support from state funds as well as from research grants from Federal and other agencies. The Department is involved in a Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program as well as in Biology Ph.D. and M.S. programs. Information about the Department is available at

Required Qualifications: All applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in microbiology and/or immunology or in a closely related field. Postdoctoral or equivalent experience is required. Candidates must have extensive backgrounds in cell/molecular biology and competence in teaching and mentoring students.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference for candidates using contemporary molecular biology and/or genetics approaches to dissect pathways of pathogen infection and host responses. Prior teaching experience at the university level or teaching potential is a plus.

About ODU: Old Dominion University ( is a minority-serving, state-supported, Research One Carnegie doctoral very high research activity institution enrolling approximately 23,500 students, including about 5,000 graduate students. It is located in Norfolk, a historic waterfront city in southeastern Virginia is offering outstanding quality of life (

The University is committed to inclusive excellence, recognizing that diversity enhances and enriches our educational mission, employment experience, and community engagement. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service experiences have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, who share ODU’s commitment to the principle that diversity and inclusion are critical to maintaining excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

How to Apply: Interested individuals should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, a statement of research achievements and research plans (up to three pages), a teaching philosophy statement (up to one page), a diversity statement (one page), unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of four references to Review of applicants will begin January 9, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Chris D Platsoucas (

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Education Requirement:
All applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in microbiology and/or immunology or in a closely related field.
Required Skills & Areas of Study:
  • molecular biology
  • immunology
  • microbiology
  • virus and host interactions
  • host-pathogen interactions
  • molecular or cell biology
  • molecular cell biology
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