Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

University of Virginia - School of Medicine

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

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MIC) ( at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks outstanding applicants in the field of Microbial Pathogenesis at the Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible) level. Qualified applicants focusing on any area of bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infections are encouraged to apply. We are seeking extraordinary colleagues who take an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to their research and who would leverage the wide-reaching and complementary expertise of our faculty. We are interested in strictly basic research on medically relevant microbes, as well as fundamental science that will develop toward translational application.

Our highly collaborative faculty perform cutting-edge research in the following fields: 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).

The successful candidate will join an exciting, well-funded, and collegial research environment in the MIC Department and throughout the University, with outstanding opportunities for collaborative research in basic, translational, and clinical sciences. The School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is home to exceptional research departments and centers, a vibrant health system, and provides state of the art research space and numerous molecular and cellular research core facilities, including exceptional biosafety level 3 facilities and cutting-edge flow cytometry, microscopy, and small animal imaging ( The successful candidate will establish and maintain an independent, productive, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program, and will also participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. Faculty in the Department of MIC are highly committed to mentoring early-career faculty and trainees. These efforts are supported by programs such as an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, numerous NIH T32 Training Grant awards, and institutional grants.

The University of Virginia 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, excellent schools and many venues for dining, arts, shopping and entertainment, as well as endless opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation.

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Application Instructions

To apply to this position visit the link:

Complete an application online and attach the following documents:

  1. A cover letter, including a brief description of research interests (1 page)
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. A statement of accomplishments and goals (up to 2 pages)
  4. A statement of contributions or potential contributions to the UVA Health ASPIRE Values
  5. The names, titles and contact information, including email, for three references

For full consideration, application materials should be received by October 15, 2023; however, applications may be considered until the position is filled. All documents must be in PDF format. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at

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

For further information regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Isabelle Derré at

Education Requirement:
Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or equivalent is required, and evidence of outstanding postdoctoral experience is expected.
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Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
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Charlottesville , VA 22903
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