Open Rank Faculty Position in Cancer Immunology Research

West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Salary based on rank and experience. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position
October 13 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Invites applications for the

Open Rank Faculty Position in Cancer Immunology Research


The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology and the West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute seek a distinguished scientist for a tenure-track faculty position (rank open) to further their scientific exploration in cancer immunology.  The successful candidate will be a recognized investigator with a PhD or MD/PhD degree, post-doctoral training and a track record of independent research, demonstrated by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and extramural funding commensurate with years of experience.  The search committee is especially interested in candidates who through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

This joint recruitment provides an exceptional opportunity to participate in robust, interdisciplinary basic and translational research and training programs in a highly collaborative atmosphere.  The appointed faculty will conduct research in cancer immunology and teach immunology to medical, graduate and undergraduate students.  Candidates with research programs focused on immunological function in gastrointestinal or brain malignancies and/or cancer immunotherapy and vaccine development are strongly encouraged to apply.  Dedicated laboratory space and competitive operating funds will be provided. Salary and academic rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Founded in 1867, WVU is one of only 11 research-intensive land-grant institutions offering a single health sciences campus with accredited Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health.  WVU is West Virginia’s major research and development center.  Our faculty conduct research totaling over $195 million in sponsored contracts and grants per year, and WVU has earned an R1 research classification (highest research activity) as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.  The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies WVU as a comprehensive doctoral institution with medical programs – placing it among only 50 such public and 28 private institutions nationwide, and WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, which only 6% of all universities have.  WVU is located in beautiful Morgantown, WV, in the heart of Mountaineer Country, which is within easy traveling distance of Washington, DC and Pittsburgh, PA.  This award-winning city has been rated the “No. 1 Small City in America" (, the ninth best college town in America (Business Insider), one of the “South’s Best Small Towns” (Southern Living) and one of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” (Livability).

Electronic submission of application with supporting credentials (including a cover letter, vitae, and list of three professional references) can be made at:‌careersection/‌faculty/‌jobdetail.ftl?job=15624 

The position remains open until filled.

General inquiries should be directed to:

Karen Martin, PhD, Chair, Search Committee, c/o Crystal May (

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, West Virginia University School of Medicine

P.O. Box 9177, Morgantown, WV 26506-9177

West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Health Sciences Center is a tobacco-free campus.  West Virginia University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.