Assistant Professor (Job Id: 41364)


The School of Medicine at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. We seek candidates with a
promising program of research in host/pathogen interactions with a strong emphasis in

Department of Microbiology and Immunology: The Department is strongly research-oriented,
with 20 primary faculty members maintaining major programs in microbiology (virology,
bacterial pathogenesis) and immunology (inflammation, autoimmunity, vaccines and cancer
immunology). Faculty will have laboratory space in the 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

Center for Predictive Medicine for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (CPM):
The CPM is a university center that facilitates basic and translational research in emerging and
re-emerging infectious diseases. Faculty members of the CPM have academic appointments in
the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering and Arts and Sciences. CPM operates state of
the art BSL-3 laboratories including one of the 12 Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (RBL)
and the only Biosafety Level 3 animal research facilities in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky. Further details are available at

Facilities and Research Partners: The School of Medicine provides an excellent research
environment with several nationally prominent research centers including: the CPM; Centers for
Microbiomics, Inflammation and Pathogenicity; Alcohol Research; Hepatobiology and
Toxicology; the Envirome Institute and the Brown Cancer Center. Many of these are also
NIGMS funded Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) and offer a wide range of
facilities as well as funding and collaborative research opportunities.

Candidate Requirements: The minimum requirements are a terminal doctoral degree (Ph.D.,
M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent) in the biomedical sciences with productive post-doctoral research
experience. The position offers a competitive salary, an excellent startup package and mentoring
commitment to support development and growth of a robust research program. Candidates will
be appointed on the tenure track at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will
participate in Departmental research, teaching and service activities, with the major component
of their work assignment in research and mentoring students. We invite candidates to consider
and describe how their research programs could utilize the BSL-3 and ABSL-3 research facilities
at the University of Louisville's RBL.

Louisville, the home of the Kentucky Derby, is Kentucky's largest metropolitan area with
excellent schools. The Louisville metropolitan area has an excellent network of public parks,
thriving public performing and visual arts and restaurants showcasing local food. The University
of Louisville is state-supported and classified as a Carnegie Research 1 (Highly Research
Intensive) University. Our institution is committed to achieving preeminence as a premier antiracist
metropolitan research university.

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
uploaded as one document. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue
until the position is filled.

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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documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by
the department.

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other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document
with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

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.

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