Department Chair - Microbiology and Immunology

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
February 16 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Department Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Ithaca, New York

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology The department is home to internationally recognized faculty conducting basic and applied research in the area of host-pathogen interactions and disease. The department is also home to the University's Center for Infection and Pathobiology, which includes faculty from across the university with interests in infectious disease research. Department faculty are involved in teaching at the DVM professional, graduate, and undergraduate levels. Applicants should have a Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D., or equivalent degree. We are seeking a scholar of recognized scientific stature with a strong, extramurally funded research program and leadership ability to support and strengthen the Department's international prominence in infection and immunity, along with its major teaching missions.


Cornell University is pursuing an ambitious series of initiatives to build strength and enhance infrastructure in Infection Biology. These initiatives seek to leverage cutting-edge technology in genome biology, engineering, computational sciences, and imaging across multiple academic departments to move existing infectious disease programs from excellent to eminent. The new Chair of Microbiology and Immunology will be expected to contribute towards these initiatives and develop innovative programs that pave the way to new discovery, foster collaborative research across our campuses in Ithaca and New York City, and advance the University's reputation as a premier institution for infectious disease biology research. Notably, Cornell offers a unique ability to bridge human and veterinary medical sciences with strong basic sciences, including chemistry, biophysics, engineering, and computational sciences.


Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are asked to submit curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and the names and addresses of three references through Academic Jobs Online at:


Questions may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Maurine Linder, at


Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.


Located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. Commitment to achieving excellence through diversity and inclusion has been Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We welcome candidates who are equally committed to these values and who will strengthen our climate by fostering diversity and inclusion. The College of Veterinary Medicine also seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples through Cornell's Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium