Immunology/Host Defense

Salt Lake City, Utah
April 13 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Faculty Position in Immunology/Host Defense University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City

Assistant, Associate and Full Professor applications are solicited to join an enthusiastic and well-funded faculty in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology within the University of Utah’s Department of Pathology.  Tenure-track faculty positions are available at all ranks. Candidates with expertise in  neuroimmunology, human immunology, host-pathogen interactions (bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic), and mucosal immunology/ microbiome are particularly encouraged to apply. The primary criteria for selection will be excellence and creativity in research and scholarship. The ideal candidates must have a MD, PhD, or DVM degree and a research track record that supports an independent research program and complements ongoing research at the institution. The successful candidate will join a Division with active research in T cell biology, MHC structure, autoimmunity (MS, Diabetes, SLE), miRNA, microbiome, cancer immunology, fibrosis, and infection immunology including labs focused on Borrelia, Cryptococcus, E.coli, HIV, malaria, and Schistosomiasis. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and appointments will include competitive start-up packages.

The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City, a vibrant and progressive town that sits in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range. This offers a truly unique mix of city life, outdoor activities and a world-class biomedical research program. The University of Utah is adjacent to ARUP national reference laboratory, a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development.

Interested candidates should submit electronically to

a curriculum vitae, a brief cover letter, the names and addresses of three references and a 2-page description of anticipated research directions.

More information at or you may contact

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.