Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology

Urbana, IL
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
October 02 2020
Veterinary Medicine
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

College of Veterinary Medicine: Assistant or Associate Professor

Infectious Disease Immunologist

Department of Pathobiology

The Department of Pathobiology ( at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Immunology. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with a major research appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Highly competitive start-up packages are available including ample laboratory space.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit has a dual-career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work-life balance and family-friendly programs (

The successful candidate will have responsibilities in research, teaching and service. The candidate must have an exceptional publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals, a well-defined research vision, and will be expected to establish and maintain an innovative, extramurally funded research program, and collaborate within a vibrant community of basic and clinical scientists.  Teaching at the graduate and professional level is expected. A minor service appointment is required to support the department and larger academic communities.

The Department of Pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine ( consists of faculty with strong research programs in molecular mechanisms of infectious disease and development of prevention and control strategies for bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections of animals and humans.  Desired fields of study for this position include the investigation of immune mechanisms and prevention related to bacterial, fungal, parasitic, or viral infections.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or professional degree, along with postdoctoral experience.

For consideration, create a candidate profile at and 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 by December 1, 2020.  All requested information must be submitted prior to consideration.  Applicants may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no hiring decisions will be made until after December 1. 

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

For further information contact Karen Nichols at or (217) 300-8343.