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Assistant/Associate Professor Microbiology Immunology

West Des Moines, Iowa
Competitive salary package with a robust benefits package.
Closing date
Mar 30, 2024

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Life Sciences, Immunology, Microbiology
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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Des Moines University is seeking a qualified individual for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This individual will participate in teaching immunology to graduate and professional students in various medical, biomedical, and allied-health fields, will maintain a program of scholarly activity as evidenced by peer reviewed publication and the submission of extramural grant applications, and will serve in academic governance responsibilities.


In 2023 Des Moines University (DMU) relocated to a new 88-acre campus in West Des Moines, Iowa. This state-of-the-art campus includes technology-rich, flexible education spaces that support innovative teaching methods and connect faculty and students across all of our programs.  Our new research facilities include a vibrant and spacious open laboratory, designed to foster collaboration and innovation. Core research spaces include an AAALAC accredited animal care facility, cell culture facilities, and core equipment for cell, protein, and nucleic acid imaging and analysis.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in Immunology or a related field, and relevant postdoctoral experience. To learn more about the Microbiology and Immunology department faculty and curriculum visit https:// The full job description, benefits information, and the application portal is available at


A proven record of achievement in medical or health professions education, and a history of scholarly productivity are essential for appointment to the rank of Associate Professor.  To apply applicants must use DMU’s online submission portal: A 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, 3) a statement of future scholarly goals and objectives, 4) a one-page teaching philosophy and 5) contact information for three professional references (letters may be requested at a later date) are required at time of online submission. The teaching philosophy should provide evidence of the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in teaching and mentoring students. Application review will begin on March 22, 2024, and position will remain open until filled.


Des Moines University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by law (“protected class”). Applications from candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Questions regarding the position can be directed to the Chair of the search committee: Marie Nguyen, PhD, at .




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