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Assistant Professor - 962528

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 24, 2023

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Microbiology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organization Type

 East Carolina University

Assistant Professor
Vacancy #:  962528
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview


The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a distinguished research and teaching facility of East Carolina University School of Medicine consisting of approximately 50 people.


This department provides an academic base for teacher-scientists employed by the School of Medicine at East Carolina University in the disciplines of microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and other related disciplines. The department provides instruction to medical students, dental students, and graduate students.   The department also provides guidance and research experience to graduate students seeking advanced degrees in microbiology and immunology. The department also offers a postdoctoral research training program. The department supports an array of faculty (16)-directed research programs of which many are supported by extramural grants and/or contracts. The department provides service to the school, university, state, nation, and to the profession by activities of faculty members on committees, study sections, in professional organizations, as consultants, and through other activities.


Job Duties        
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, invites applications for a tenure-track or fixed-term faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.  This position is research intensive and is intended for an individual who will develop and maintain a federally-funded, independent research program in the area of bacterial pathogenesis.  The successful candidate will have significant protected time to establish their research program and will be expected to participate in teaching medical, dental, and graduate students.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. This new faculty position will be supported by generous laboratory space, “hard” salary support, and a competitive research start-up package.  The Department has 16 full-time faculty, an active doctoral studies program, and state-of-the art instrumentation. Onsite facilities include those for flow cytometry, LC/MS, confocal microscopy, Olympus FV1000 confocal/Multiphoton laser scanning microscopes for live animal imaging, laser capture microdissection, phosphorimaging, and electron microscopy.  In addition, the Brody School of Medicine has a new modern AAALAC-accredited animal care facility and a well-trained veterinary staff. ECU is located in Greenville, NC, a small city with a population of 90,000, approximately 80 miles east of Raleigh and a short ride from the Crystal Coast beaches and the Outer Banks.


Minimum Education/Experience  


  • PhD from an appropriately accredited institution in Microbiology, a basic science field, or other related discipline. Research and teaching experience with a strong publication record. Appointment at the Associate Professor level requires a strong record of continuous research productivity and funding including current, transferrable, R01-level, extramural support and strong evidence of successful service in teaching.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education    


  • Preference will be given to those who complement existing faculty strengths in bacterial infection strategies. 

Special Instructions to Applicant  


East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents: 


  • Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant         
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.


Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #962528 to ECU Human Resources at


ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance.  We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. 


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