Assistant/Associate Professor

Atlanta, Georgia
Salary commensurate with experience.
November 13 2020
Life Sciences, Virology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Assistant/Associate Professor

Faculty Position in Virology

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, invites applications for a tenure eligible position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level within the broad field of virology.  All areas of virology are of interest.  Applicants in the fields of pathogenesis, virus-host interactions, molecular virology, viral evolution, viral immunology, and vaccinology are encouraged to apply. 


We offer a highly interactive, collegial research environment. The Department is scientifically diverse, with strengths in molecular virology, viral immunology, adaptive immunity and bacterial pathogenesis. Graduate education is robust at Emory and our faculty have access to multiple diverse graduate programs. Our research facilities are state-of-the-art and include biocontainment labs and several excellent core facilities such as the Emory Comprehensive Glycomics Core, Emory Gnotobiotic Animal Core, and the Emory Integrated Genomics Core. Our intellectual environment is enriched by proximity to and collaborations with The Emory Vaccine Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Winship Cancer Institute, Emory Transplant Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Biomedical Engineering Department at GA Tech, and the Centers for Disease Control. Visit our website for more information on our faculty, Department, and links to our graduate programs:


We seek to recruit and retain a diverse faculty to maintain the excellence of our research enterprise and to offer trainees richly varied perspectives. Applications from women and ethnic minorities are therefore strongly encouraged. The University and the Department strive to support all faculty by fostering an equitable scholarly environment, offering a wide range of career development opportunities, and promoting work-life integration. We encourage potential candidates to visit the website of the Emory Worklife Resource Center:


Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and a record of productive postdoctoral training. Ideal candidates will be collaborative scientists that bring new perspectives to the Department. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program, and to participate in our graduate and medical student training programs through mentorship and teaching. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence and creativity in research and scholarship.

Candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, a description of research interests (2 pages), and have three letters of reference sent to: Virology Search Committee, c/o Ms. Jenny O’Neil, We ask that you also apply through the Emory jobs portal


Applications should be received by December 31, 2020 to ensure consideration. Later applications may also be considered if the position has not been filled.


Emory University is located in the dynamic and multicultural city of Atlanta. This community of 5.6 million people is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Atlanta offers award-winning restaurants, sports and cultural events, forested neighborhoods, proximity to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and a well-connected international airport.