Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology or Immunology

Employer
Virginia Tech
Location
Blacksburg, Virginia
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
August 24 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech (www.biol.vt.edu) seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in the areas of molecular microbiology and/or immunology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an internationally-recognized research program that complements existing expertise on campus and be an effective teacher in both graduate and undergraduate courses related to microbiology/immunology.


The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the broader departmental and university missions to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in research, education, and service. Virginia Tech is committed to upholding DEI values in our living, learning and work environments. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equality. Virginia Tech is undergoing a major expansion in life sciences research, as represented by the establishment of multiple research institutes including the Fralin Life Science Institute (http://www.fralin.vt.edu), the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (http://www.ictas.vt.edu), and the Virginia Tech Fralin Biomedical Research Institute (http://www.fbri.vt.edu). Outstanding laboratory facilities are available for flow cytometry, histology, proteomics, metabolomics, microscopy, and high-speed computation, as well as a state-of-the-art vivarium. Applications must be submitted online at https://jobs.vt.edu/index.html, search Job # 517201), and must include the following documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research experience and future research plan (up to 3 pages); 4) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (1 page); 5) a diversity statement (1 page, click here (https://www.biol.vt.edu/Diversity/diversity_statement_guidelines_2021.html) for details); and 6) the contact information for three letters of references. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Later in the hiring process, the successful applicant must provide an official transcript and pass a criminal background check.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have extensive research experience and training, including a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Cell & Molecular Biology, or a related field) and postdoctoral experience. Additionally, applicants must be dedicated to education at the undergraduate and graduate level, committed to teaching a student body that is diverse with respect to socio-economic status, interests and abilities, and sensitive to issues of diversity in the university community.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with mechanistic understanding of fundamental microbiological and/or immunological processes, and who demonstrate a clear understanding of diversity issues.

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

November 1, 2021

Additional Information

Applicants must include the following documents:  

1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research experience and future research plan (up to 3 pages); 4) a statement of teaching experience and philosophy (1 page); 5) a diversity statement (1 page, click here (https://www.biol.vt.edu/Diversity/diversity_statement_guidelines_2021.html)for details); and 6) the contact information for three letters of references. The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dreama Price at dreama@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event. Requests for further information should be directed to Professor Liwu Li (lwli@vt.edu) or Professor Birgit Scharf (bscharf@vt.edu), co-chairs of the search committee.

Applications close: Open until filled