Louisville, Kentucky
Commensurate with Experience
March 06 2019
Organization Type



The School of Medicine at the University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Assistant Professor level with research emphasis on host-bacteria interactions including studies on microbiota.

Department of Microbiology and Immunology: The department is strongly research-oriented, with 20 primary faculty members maintaining major programs in bacterial pathogenesis, cellular microbiology, immunology, and virology. The newly recruited faculty will have laboratory space in the new 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 visit: http://louisville.edu/medschool/microbiology/faculty.

Facilities and Research Partners: The U of L School of Medicine provides an excellent research environment and the majority of the departmental faculty are also members of either the Center for Predictive Medicine (CPM), Center for Functional Microbiomics, Inflammation and Pathogenicity (CFMIP) or the James Graham Brown Cancer Center (JGBCC). These active academic research centers offer a wide range of facilities as well as collaborative research opportunities. The CPM manages the 45 million dollar Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) that houses advanced instrumentation for the study of BSL3 select agents and their virulence in animal models. CPM Shared Resource Cores within the RBL include BioImaging, Immunology, Microbiology, Animal Models and High Throughput Biology certified for Tier 1 Select Agent, CDC and/or USDA pathogens (http://louisville.edu/predictivemedicine).

Candidate Requirements: Appointment is at the level of Assistant Professor, with preference for candidates whose research expertise will complement existing strengths at the School of Medicine. The successful applicant will participate in departmental activities including graduate program and medical school teaching. The position offers a competitive salary and startup package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strong record of scientific accomplishments
  • Potential for research and educational interactions with the members of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and other Centers at the downtown Health Sciences Campus.

Louisville, with a population of over one million and the home of the Kentucky Derby, was chosen as one of the top 10 places for families by Parenting magazine in 2010 and as the most livable city in America by the US Conference of Mayors in 2012. It offers excellent private and public schools for K-12 education and the University of Louisville has Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Engineering and Business.

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 at (https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/search.cfm?University=University%20of%20Louisville, job ID# 36814).  

The University of Louisville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 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 employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.