Assistant Professor in Immunology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence

University of Kansas, Lawrence
Salary commensurate with experience
December 17 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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We invite applications for a faculty position as tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Immunology with a focus on host-pathogen interactions whose research aligns with the NIH mission. Candidates are expected to develop an internationally visible, rigorous, and well-funded research program and to effectively teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. This position will have access to potential resources and support mechanisms associated with the NIH Chemical Biology for Infectious Disease Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (

The university and department aspire to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minority and marginalized demographic groups. As such, applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education are highly encouraged.

The University of Kansas is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. KU is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 close to Kansas City and the KU Medical Center.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in relevant field and post-doctoral research experience. Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential for establishing an independent, externally-funded research program. The successful candidate will also direct graduate student research and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of the University.

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A complete online application includes the following materials: (1) Cover letter; (2) Curriculum vitae; (3) A description of current and future Immunology research interests that incorporates host-pathogen interactions (full consideration will be given to those that limit length to less than four pages); (4) A statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) the names and contact information for at least three professional references. In your research plans, please include any past or future activities that include Chemical Biology, broadly interpreted. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less:  Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.

First Review of applications will begin Monday, February 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Position inquiries can be directed to Dr. Scott Hefty (

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