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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Department of Microbiology joint with Lab Medicine and Pathology

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington State
Closing date
Dec 3, 2021

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Life Sciences, Microbiology, Virology
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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Department of Microbiology joint with Laboratory Medicine and Pathology University of Washington: Academic Personnel: School of Medicine: Microbiology Location

Seattle, WA

Open Date

Oct 29, 2021


The University of Washington is committed to combating the racism and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist throughout our society (, and we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our scholarly mission.

In keeping with our commitment, the Department of Microbiology ( and the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology ( at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle are conducting a joint search for a full-time Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) who specializes in virology.

This position will actively contribute to our core values of openness, innovation, and scientific excellence and share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion. We encourage applications from women and minority candidates, individuals with disabilities, and people from groups that are underrepresented in Science and Medicine. This position will teach, mentor, and work with individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

This position is expected to focus on developing or continuing a cutting-edge, innovative research program in the biology or pathogenesis of viruses important for human health.  Research programs based on other eukaryotic viruses will also be considered.

The Departments are part of an extensive network of research institutes in Seattle that supports a renowned group of virologists and offers a wealth of resources and opportunities for collaboration. An attractive start-up package, competitive salary, and laboratory space are available to support the development of a thriving independent research program. This position has a 12-month annual service period of July 1 – June 30, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.


Qualified applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Microbiology or a related field, with a demonstrated record of outstanding research. A combined M.D./Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) is also acceptable.

Application Instructions

Applications submitted via Interforlio ( by December 3, 2021 will receive full consideration, although the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A concise research statement that describes past accomplishments and future goals (two pages or less),
  4. Diversity statement describing past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or plans for future efforts (two pages or less),
  5. A brief statement describing your teaching philosophy and experience (one page), and
  6. Three confidential reference letters
  7. Optional: Preprints of one or two key papers as a single PDF may also be submitted via Interfolio.

For questions about this position, please email Sarah Slonim (

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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