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Assistant Professor in Immunology

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Assistant Professor in Immunology

Department of Pathobiology

College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

The Department of Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine (vetmed.illinois.edu/path) at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) is accepting applications for three (3) tenure-track positions (9-month appointment) in immunology at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking exceptional candidates using innovative approaches to study fundamental biological questions in the immunology of infectious diseases. Major areas of interest include but are not limited to:innate/adaptive immune cell function/dysfunction, immune plasticity, novel vaccines, immunotherapeutics, and immunopathology. Candidates will join a dynamic community of investigators in the Department of Pathobiology and University with strong existing research programs in infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Successful candidates will be a part of the long-term vision for bolstering a robust, campus-wide, immunology-centered program focused on basic and applied infectious diseases of humans and animals.

Successful candidates will possess an outstanding record of research scholarship and a well-defined research vision supported by high potential to attract extramural funding. Candidates will be expected to develop and establish innovative, extramurally funded research programs, and to collaborate within the vibrant campus biomedical, infectious disease, and cancer research communities. Teaching at the graduate and professional levels is expected. A minor service appointment is required to support the department and larger academic communities. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or professional degree with strong postdoctoral training in immunology. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A competitive start-up package and laboratory space will be provided.

The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign features state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, and specialized services are available in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (beckman.illinois.edu ), Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center (biotech.illinois.edu ), Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (igb.illinois.edu ), Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (mntl.illinois.edu ), Cancer Center at Illinois (cancer.illinois.edu ) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (ncsa.illinois.edu ).

Illinois has a dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs (provost.illinois.edu/faculty-affairs/work-life-balance). The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana situated in Champaign County (total population est. 207,000) in east-central Illinois. Urbana-Champaign is conveniently situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

For consideration, create a candidate profile atjobs.illinois.eduand upload application materials, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research interests and plans, teaching philosophy, and the names and email contact information for at least three professional references. The review of applications begins on March 15, 2023 and continues until the positions are filled. All requested information must be submitted prior to consideration. For further information, contact Karen Nichols at klp68@illinois.edu or (217) 300-8343. For questions about the application process, contact Illinois Human Resources at 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visitRequired Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review throughE-Verify .

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodationsportal , or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailingaccessibility@illinois.edu .


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