Multiple Positions at University of Kentucky College of Medicine

The  Department  of  Microbiology,  Immunology,  and  Molecular  Genetics  at  the  University  of Kentucky   College   of   Medicine   (   is   undergoing   a  major expansion under new leadership.  We are seeking outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill multiple tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in the areas of Virology, Immunology, and Tumor   Immunology.   Successful   candidates   will   have   a   track   record   of   innovation and productivity,  a  desire  to  integrate  into  our  growing  community  of  collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain  a  high quality,  extramurally  funded  research  program;  contribute  to our  teaching mission; mentor trainees; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.

Application process
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until positions are filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

• Assistant or Professor (Immunology & Aging) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
• Assistant or Professor (Immunology) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
• Assistant or Professor (Tumor Immunology) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
• Assistant or Professor (Virology) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Who we are
The University of Kentucky is located in the city of Lexington (;, a cosmopolitan city of ~517,000 inhabitants that was voted amongst the 50 best places to live in the U.S. in 2022. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 major U.S. cities via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown as well within a day’s drive to many major cities (e.g., Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C.). Lexington is also home to outstanding public school system. The University of Kentucky offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. Over the last 5 years, total awards at UK have grown from $331.3 million in 2017 to $468.0 million in 2021. UK College of Medicine is home to NIH funded Markey Cancer Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.