The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/) is undergoing a major expansion under new leadership. We are seeking outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill multiple tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in the areas of Virology, Immunology, and Tumor Immunology. Successful candidates will have a track record of innovation and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor trainees; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until positions are filled. Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
- Assistant or Professor (Immunology & Aging) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics – Posting Number FE03111 Assistant or Professor (Immunology) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics – Posting Number FE03121 Assistant or Professor (Tumor Immunology) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics – Posting Number FE02716 Assistant or Professor (Virology) in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics – Posting Number FE02717
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The University of Kentucky is located in the city of Lexington (https://www.visitlex.com; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDstCQHusM), a cosmopolitan city of ~517,000 inhabitants that was voted amongst the 50 best places to live in the U.S. in 2022. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 major U.S. cities via Blue Grass Airport (LEX), located 15 minutes away from downtown as well within a day’s drive to many major cities (e.g., Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C.). Lexington is also home to outstanding public school system. The University of Kentucky offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. Over the last 5 years, total awards at UK have grown from $331.3 million in 2017 to $468.0 million in 2021. UK College of Medicine is home to NIH funded Markey Cancer Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.