Lenoire Locke Professor and Endowed Chair
The University of South Alabama is seeking a Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The successful candidate will be an outstanding, nationally recognized scientist and academician who will recruit new faculty and set the direction for the department's research and educational missions. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degree in addition to credentials appropriate for the rank of tenured professor. The department operates a Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, which is a state of the art BSL-3/ABSL-3 facility completed in 2014, and other BSL-2/ABSL-2 capabilities. A summary of faculty interests can be found at http://www.usahealthsystem.com/Faculty--1879. The Laboratory of Infectious Diseases is registered with the Centers for Disease Control for work with viral and bacterial select agents and the program is capable of supporting work with Tier 1 agents. Opportunities for collaboration and program development exist within the institution, including the Center for Lung Biology, USA Mitchell Cancer Institute, the Center for Healthy Communities, basic and clinical departments within the College of Medicine, and emerging centers of excellence that align with care delivery streams and integrate clinical, translational and basic research. The department contributes significantly to an integrated medical curriculum and to graduate training through the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Basic Medical Sciences. The University is located in Mobile on Alabama's Gulf Coast. Additional information about the University can be found at http://southalabama.edu.
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three references, a statement of research interests and academic vision, and a summary of administrative experience to Dr. Troy Stevens, Search Committee Chair, either electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by mail (5852 USA Drive North, Rm 3086, USA College of Medicine, Mobile, AL 36688.