The School of Medicine at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Assistant/Associate Professor level with research emphasis on Tumor Immunology including clinical and experimental Immunotherapy and CAR-T cells.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology: The department is strongly research-oriented, with 20 primary faculty members maintaining major programs in bacterial pathogenesis, cellular microbiology, immunology, and virology. The newly recruited faculty will have laboratory space in the new Clinical Translational Research Building (CTRB) that is fully equipped for research in molecular and cellular biology, including live cell imaging, genomics, flow cytometry and state of the art animal housing with germ-free facilities and whole animal imaging capability. For more details on faculty and research programs, please visit:

Facilities and Research Partners: The U of L School of Medicine provides an excellent research environment and the majority of the departmental faculty are also members of either the Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM), Center for Microbiomics, Inflammation and Pathogenicity (CMIP) or the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC). The Current position is a co-recruitment between M&I and JGBCC and offers a wide range of resources as well as collaborative research opportunities. The state-of-the-art facilities of the Immuno-Oncology (IO) program at the JGBCC to support basic, translational, and clinical infrastructures include a biorepository for clinical specimen collection, clinical trial office, and the CyTOF to comprehensively phenotype immune landscape within the tumor microenvironment. The candidate will have opportunity to participate in the recently funded Center for Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy (CCII) NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) award.

The Microbiology and Immunology is committed to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments that accelerate the success of the full range of our students and employees. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, research agendas, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the increasingly diverse student populations we admit and hope to serve.

Candidate Requirements: Appointment is at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor, with preference for candidates whose research expertise will complement existing strengths at the School of Medicine. The successful applicant will participate in departmental activities including graduate program and medical school teaching. The position offers a competitive salary and startup package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strong record of scientific accomplishments
  • Potential for research and educational interactions with the members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and members of the Immuno-Oncology program of the JGBCC as well as other Centers at the downtown Health Sciences Campus.

Louisville, with a population of over one million and the home of the Kentucky Derby, was chosen as one of the top 10 places for families by Parenting magazine in 2010 and as the most livable city in America by the US Conference of Mayors in 2012. It offers excellent private and public schools for K-12 education and the University of Louisville has Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Engineering and Business.

Application Process: Applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a summary of present and future research plans, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) the names/email addresses of three references (one file attachment).

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258.


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Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.