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Requisition # 74768

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Microbiology and Immunology



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the broad areas of immunology or virology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This tenure-track or tenured position includes a 12-month appointment, fringe benefits, competitive start-up package, ample office/laboratory space and access to state-of-the-art core facilities, instrumentation, and BSL3 and animal BSL3 space. The primary appointment of the faculty member will be in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Successful applicants will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally-funded research program and to actively participate in teaching and service missions within the Department and the College.

The Department consists of 25 primary and 5 secondary faculty members with robust research funding and three long-standing NIH T32 training grants. We strive to diversify our faculty and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including minorities, women, and/or those with experience working with and teaching diverse students and postdocs. The University of Iowa ( and the Department are fully committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the research and educational environments. Please visit the Department DEI Committee website for more details. The University is located in Iowa City, one of the best college towns in America, where you will enjoy the energy and vitality for the arts, athletics, and sciences found in this incredibly diverse and educated community. The Iowa City metro area also offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools, and a variety of career opportunities.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a 2-3 page statement of research interests, and a 1-page teaching statement. We encourage including a brief statement in the letter of interest about your DEI experience and how you might further enhance DEI through teaching, research, and service. Additionally, all candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent to Search Committee #74768, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is flexible.

Questions about this position or the department should be directed to Search Committee #74768, at


Education Requirement:

All applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D.

Required Qualifications:

Postdoctoral research experience in immunology, virology, or host-pathogen interactions is required.

A strong record of research accomplishments is required.

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established and funded research program (as PI of an R01-level grant).

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must demonstrate the ability to mentor and teach Ph.D. graduate students and postdocs. 

Desirable Qualifications:

All research areas of virology and immunology will be considered. We are interested in applicants using cutting-edge and interdisciplinary approaches to address fundamental questions that complement our existing strengths in molecular mechanisms of viral, bacterial, and parasitic physiology and pathogenesis, as well as host immune responses to medically important human pathogens.

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Statement of Research Interests
Teaching Statement

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent to Search Committee #74768 at

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Search Committee #74768 -
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