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Tenure-track faculty position in Basic Immunology

George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 28, 2022

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Tenure-track faculty position in Basic Immunology

The Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University (GWU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Basic Immunology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall 2023 semester.

We are looking for an investigator studying an area of immunology by employing a range of cellular, molecular, and/or genetic approaches and using a non-mammalian vertebrate, invertebrate or plant model. Office, and laboratory space will be located in the GWU Science and Engineering Hall that opened in January 2015, and offers state of the art facilities for imaging, nanofabrication, flow-cytometry, genomics, and single cell transcriptomics. Our location in Washington DC offers superior undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities through access to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture, US Fish and Wildlife, Children’s National Hospital, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoo, and a consortium of DC-area universities.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program consisting of graduate and undergraduate students and complementing departmental strengths ( The successful candidate would also help to organize and participate in our annual local immunology meeting. Teaching duties will include a core undergraduate course in Cell Biology as well as an upper-division course in Immunology or an area related to the successful candidate’s specialty.

Minimum qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in Immunology or an appropriate discipline by date of appointment and a minimum of two years of postdoctoral training in Immunology or an appropriate discipline as well as research accomplishments, as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals.

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. The University seeks to attract an active, culturally, and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Our statement on diversity and inclusion: The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Application procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at and upload the following documents: (i) cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position; (ii) curriculum vitae including a full list of publications; (iii) brief research and teaching statements; (iv) three recent publications; (v) a diversity statement that highlights any past experiences and future plans related to supporting a diverse and inclusive community. Each statement (research, teaching, and diversity) should not exceed three pages. Letters of recommendation from referees will be requested at a later stage for candidates advancing to the second stage of the process. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Questions: please contact Dr. Ioannis Eleftherianos (, Chair of the Basic Immunology Search Committee with any questions.

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