Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MIC) at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks outstanding applicants for several positions at the Assistant Professor (tenure-eligible) level. Applicants should have a research focus in one or more of the following areas: Microbiology (fundamental biology of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotic pathogens; host-microbe interactions; using microbial model systems to understand basic cellular functions; targets for vaccines and therapeutics against microbial pathogens), Immunology (development and function of an intact immune system; dysregulation of the immune system in pathogenesis and disease; targets for new immunotherapeutics and vaccines), and Cancer Biology (cellular, molecular, and genetic basis of cancer initiation, progression, metastasis, and therapy). We are seeking extraordinary colleagues who take an integrated and cross-disciplinary approach to their research and who would leverage the wide-reaching and complementary expertise of our faculty. A Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree or equivalent is required, and evidence of outstanding postdoctoral experience is expected. 

The successful candidate will join an exciting, well-funded, and collegial research environment in the Department of MIC and throughout the University, with outstanding opportunities for collaborative research in basic, translational, and clinical sciences. The successful candidate will establish and maintain an independent, productive, innovative, and extramurally-funded research program. They will also participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. Faculty in the Department are highly committed to mentoring early-career faculty and trainees. These efforts are supported by programs such as a CTSA, numerous NIH T32 awards, and institutional grants.

The School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is home to exceptional research departments and centers, a vibrant health system, and numerous molecular and cellular research core facilities ( The University is one of the top universities in the nation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It is located in Charlottesville, a vibrant university town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with easy access to airports and rail stations. The local community offers diverse neighborhoods, many venues for dining, arts, shopping, and entertainment, excellent schools, and endless opportunities for sports and outdoor recreation.  

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Application Instructions
External Applicants please apply through Workday and search for the requisition #R0041574.  
Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0041574. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
•    Cover letter
•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Three-page statement of research interests and accomplishments
•    300-word statement of experiences mentoring and commitment to diversity
•    Provide the names, titles and contact information for three references. 

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected].

The successful candidates will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

For further information regarding this position, please contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Roger Abounader at [email protected] and Dr. Alison Criss at [email protected].

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The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

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