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Full or Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation - Tenure Track

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Position Summary

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation

Center for Microbiology and Immunology

 Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Full or Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation - Tenure Track

Summary of Position

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation/Center for Microbiology and Immunology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Full and/or Associate Professor levels whose research program is in the field of microbiology and immunology.


We are seeking candidates who have basic/translational research programs in any field related to host-microbe interactions. This includes but not limited to how microbiota impacts host immunity during vaccination or infection, pathogens alter the microbiota to establish productive infections, and to elicit human disease.


The Center was established in 2021 to advance discoveries in host-microbiome interactions, host-pathogen interactions and immune genetics to elucidate the pathogenesis of complex immune and infectious diseases. The Center for Microbiology and Immunology believes in the value of basic science discovery, the diversity of all individuals to promote innovation in personalized health care of immune diseases, and excellence in microbiology, immunology and microbiome research coupled with education. Successful candidates will join an interactive faculty housed at a major medical school in Philadelphia, with state-of-the-art core facilities including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, BSL-2,-3 labs and excellent AAALAC-accredited animal facilities. Moreover, there is full access to the core facilities at Fox Chase Cancer Center, including DNA Sequencing, High Throughput Screening, Molecular Modeling, Gene Expression Analysis, and Transgenic Mouse Facility. Our Center is located across the street from Temple University Hospital, and we have long-standing and productive collaborations with clinicians and physician-scientists.


Additional information about the Center for Microbiology and Immunology can be found here.

Candidate Qualifications

  • M.D., Ph.D., or M.D. /Ph.D. 
  • Rigorous extramurally funded, independent research program.
  • A record of outstanding research productivity, including high quality publications.
  • A stern commitment in providing an excellent education and mentorship for Graduate and Professional students.
  • Academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Full or Associate Professor.
  • A commitment to support and promulgate diversity among faculty, staff, students and patients.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.  

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Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application at  by July 25, 2022.  Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all of the required documents and information.  All documents must be in PDF format.

Application materials should include a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications; current curriculum vitae; synopses of research interests and plans; and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. 

Please address your application to: Çagla Tükel, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Director of the Center for Microbiology and Immunology (CMI), and Director of the Microbiome and Human Disease Initiative, C/O Jessica N. Vega, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Confidential inquiries and questions regarding the position should be directed to

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit OHEDI.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

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