Chair, Department of Immunology
- 08 Feb 2023
- 01 Mar 2023
- Health Science
- Job Type
- Head of Department
- Employment - Hours
- Full time
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Immunology. Founded in 2002, the Department has a mission to discover and analyze fundamental mechanisms and pathways underlying immune responses that can be harnessed for breakthroughs in treatments for infectious and autoimmune diseases as well as cancer. The Department coordinates various academic programs, core facilities, research seminars, and an annual retreat for the wider Immunology community at the University. The faculty of the Department, comprising 27 with primary appointments and 68 with secondary, is highly collaborative and lead inter-disciplinary groupings including the Center for Systems Immunology and the Tumor Microenvironment Center.
The Department currently ranks among the top immunology departments in the nation, with leading programs in cancer immunology, autoimmunity, the interaction between the microbiome and the immune system, and fundamental immunobiology. In addition to its exceptional research activities, the Departmental faculty have a strong commitment to training graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, physicians, and undergraduates. Immunology faculty lead diverse training programs. The Program in Microbiology and Immunology (PMI) is a T32-funded training program that trains Ph.D. students in a multidisciplinary approach. The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is designed to provide stimulating and rewarding research opportunities for undergraduates considering graduate education in Immunology. The Microbiology and Immunology Diversity (MID) Scholars Program engages underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students (scholars), enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, to consider careers in science, medicine, and public health, provide exposure to biomedical and/or public health research and enhance the research capabilities of underrepresented minorities in research. A deep commitment to interdisciplinary training, mentoring, and advising all levels of trainees is essential for the incoming Chair.
The ideal Chair candidate will be an internationally recognized scholar in Immunology and a passionate educator who holds an MD and/or a PhD in immunology or a related field, and who will work collaboratively with the faculty, students, and staff of the Department and with the leadership of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine to advance the mission of the Department. We seek a highly collaborative, outstanding communicator who is committed to demonstrating the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion with qualifications commensurate with appointment as a tenured full Professor and to hold the UPMC Endowed Chair in Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest/cover letter. Applications received by March 1, 2023, will be given priority.
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