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Requisition # 74964

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, October 6th, 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 two tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the broad areas of virology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. These tenure-track or tenured positions include a 12-month appointment, outstanding 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 the teaching and service missions within the Department and the College.

The Department consists of 20 primary and 5 secondary faculty members with robust research funding and three long-standing NIH T32 training grants. 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 inclusive and educated community. The Iowa City metro area also offers many cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools, and a variety of career opportunities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Anticipated start date is flexible. We welcome inquiries about these positions. Questions about the positions or the Department should be directed to Search Committee #74964, at, or to Dr. Wendy Maury at

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.


Education Requirement:

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

Required Qualifications:

All applicants must have postdoctoral experience in virology or virus-host interactions.

All applicants must have a strong record of research accomplishments.

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

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

Desirable Qualifications:

All research areas of virology 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
2-3 Page Statement of Research Interests
1-Page 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:All candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent to Search Committee #74964, at

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

Contact Information

Contact:Angie Robertson
Department URL:

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