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Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
Closing date
Aug 27, 2021

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Bacteriology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This tenure-track position includes a 12-month appointment, fringe benefits, competitive start-up package, ample office/laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities, instrumentation, and BSL3/ABSL3 space. The primary appointment of the faculty member will be in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Successful applicants will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program and to participate in teaching activities in the Department.

All applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established and funded research program and demonstrated ability to mentor and teach Ph.D. graduate students. Teaching responsibilities may include either bacterial genetics or bacterial physiology. All areas of bacteriology will be considered. We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial gene regulation and stress responses, bacterial cell biology, bacterial behaviors, antimicrobial resistance, and how bacteria adapt to different environments, including in a eukaryotic host or complex polymicrobial community.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology consists of 21 primary and 7 secondary faculty members with strengths in molecular mechanisms of bacterial, viral, and parasitic physiology and pathogenesis, host responses to medically important pathogens, and cellular biology. To learn more about the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, please visit microbiology/.  The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

To apply for this position, please visit where you will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and a statement of research interests. Additionally, all candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent to Search Committee #74198 at

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is flexible. Questions about the position or the department should be directed to Search Committee #74198 at

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All  qualified  applicants  are  encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for   all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Persons with disabilities may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or, to inquire or discuss accommodation needs.

Prospective employees may review the University Campus Security Policy and the latest annual crime statistics by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 319/335-5022.

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