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Associate or Full Professor (Director of LCID)

Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
9-month academic salary +benefits
Closing date
Nov 1, 2022

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Microbiology, Virology, Other Life Science
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The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Director of the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease. We are particularly interested in candidates working on novel questions related to immunology, microbiology, virology, host-pathogen interactions, the microbiome and/or evolution. The Department of Molecular Biosciences is composed of a broad faculty whose research interests span many disciplines including biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology and biophysics, cell and developmental biology, plant biology, microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases, biotechnology and systems biology.

“What starts here changes the world.” UT Austin possesses numerous resources and an exciting and interactive environment to foster creative interdisciplinary research. In addition to their research activities, our faculty are committed to the development of state-of-the art courses and real-world training experiences for undergraduate and graduate students as part of our core educational mission. Successful candidates will be eligible for membership in the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Programs, which recruits a talented pool of graduate students each year and includes the Microbiology Graduate Program. We also have outstanding core facilities, including those within the Center for Biomedical Research Support, the Texas Advanced Computing Center, and the Sauer Center for Structural Biology. The position offers excellent start-up funds, salary, and laboratory space in a dynamic and highly interactive research environment in the vibrant city of Austin. The Director of the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease will also have the opportunity to shape the future of this center.

The UT College of Natural Sciences and the Department of Molecular Biosciences are committed to building a diverse faculty as we view diversity and inclusiveness as essential to the excellence of our community. We encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service. The College and Department are responsive to the needs of dual career couples, support work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies and are dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline and have an outstanding record of scientific ability as demonstrated by a strong publication record. In addition, candidates should have a track record of external funding and leadership experience.

Applicants should apply through Interfolio ( for the Director of the LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease with the following documents:

1) Cover Letter that includes research area, qualifications, and contact information

2) CV

3) A statement of research interests (3-pages maximum)

4) A one-page statement of contributions to diversity and inclusion


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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