Assistant Professor of Immunology

Harvard Medical School Department of Immunology
Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary and benefits consistent with Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor level.
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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Life Sciences, Immunology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty, Group Leader/Principal Investigator
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Assistant Professor

Harvard Medical School Department of Immunology


The Department of Immunology at Harvard Medical School invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates performing creative basic and/or translational research in any area of innate or adaptive immunology.


Our department faculty have diverse backgrounds and interests in understanding basic mechanisms of immunity and their roles in health and disease. Areas of research include autoimmunity and tolerance, cancer immunology, infection and immunity, mucosal immunology, neuroimmunology, and systems immunology.


We offer a supportive and inclusive community. Our vibrant research environment is highly interactive, and we encourage and foster collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation. We are committed to the success of our faculty, and we provide engaged mentoring and significant resources, including a highly competitive start-up package, substantial administrative and operational support, and cutting-edge facilities. Our department maintains strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals, and the Boston biomedical community. 


We consider it a core mission to educate and facilitate the training of the next generation of immunologists with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our successful candidate will have opportunities to teach and mentor exceptional graduate and medical students, to become a member of the training faculty in the Ph.D. program in Immunology, and to participate in additional, topic-specific Ph.D. programs within the Harvard Integrated Life Sciences (HILS) system.


We are committed to a diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from female candidates, underrepresented groups, and anyone who would enhance our research and educational missions.


Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or an equivalent graduate degree.


To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV (including a list of publications), email addresses for letters of recommendation of three references, and a research statement that includes:

(1) a concise summary of your most significant research accomplishments (one half page);

(2) an explanation of why you have chosen your area of focus (one half page);

(3) a description of your future research interests including your plans for the initial focus of your lab as well as your long-term vision (3 pages + 1 page figures);



Please also upload:

 - A statement on teaching/mentoring (maximum 1 page);

 - A statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion (maximum 1 page). 


Upon final submission of your application materials, references will be automatically invited via email to upload their letters of support.


The deadline for applications is October 21, 2022. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed a review.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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