Assistant, Associate or Full Professor / ASU / School of Life Sciences / Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines & Virotherapy

Arizona State University

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

The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) and the Biodesign Institute Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy at Arizona State University (ASU) invite applications for a full time tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2020. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with experience. We are particularly interested in applicants with a research focus in the area of immunology as it relates to viral innate immunity and/or cancer. The successful candidate will join a dynamic faculty working to advance innovative research and excellence in teaching through its work in the diverse and growing undergraduate and graduate student population at ASU. We invite you to learn more about the School of Life Sciences, the Biodesign Institute and Arizona State University by visiting, and, respectively. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting

Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative, extramurally-funded, independent research program, fulfill teaching requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees, and have a commitment to outreach and service at levels within and outside the University community. Interaction and collaboration with faculty of SOLS and with other groups in the Biodesign Institute, the School of Molecular Sciences, and the Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care partnership is encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree or MD/PhD in microbiology, biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field and two or more years of relevant postdoctoral experience, at the time of appointment; demonstrated research and teaching/mentoring excellence; training in immunology, virology or cancer biology; a demonstrated record of significant publications; and potential to develop a research program in immunology, as it relates to viral or neoplastic diseases. Candidates for rank of Associate or Full Professor must have a demonstrated record of extramural funding.

Desired Qualifications: Strong interest and training in understanding the molecular basis of either cancer immunology or innate immunity using viral model systems; research areas that complement expertise of existing faculty and will expand our overall research and instructional capabilities; demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

To apply, please click here to submit the following materials electronically: (1) Cover letter that includes contact information (including email addresses) for three references who may be contacted at a later stage of consideration, (2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae that includes a complete publication record, (3) three representative publications, (4) a statement of research vision and plans, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, (6) A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. All applications must be sent electronically.

 Application deadline is November 19, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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Education Requirement:
A doctoral degree or MD/PhD in microbiology, biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field and two or more years of relevant postdoctoral experience, at the time of appointment.
Years of Experience:
Commensurate with rank & experience
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
School of Life Sciences
P.O. Box 874501
Tempe , Arizona 85287
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