The University of Georgia (UGA)

Assistant or Associate Professor

The University of Georgia Center for Vaccines and Immunology

Athens, GA, United States

New Assistant or Associate Professor Position in the Center for Vaccines and Immunology.

The Center for Vaccines and Immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia seeks an outstanding researcher in immunology for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position. Applicants should have a track record of independent research, with interests focused on innate or adaptive immunology. The newly formed Center ( seeks to complement existing strengths by recruiting faculty whose interests include viral and bacterial disease models for vaccine and pathological assessment as a central component of his/her research program. The faculty candidate will be responsible for establishing and overseeing an extramurally-funded research program in one of the following research areas: immune mechanisms of vaccines, molecular and cellular mechanisms of the immunological host response, and host-pathogen immune interactions. Successful candidates will be encouraged to participate in a rich interdisciplinary and collegial environment provided by the campus-wide Faculty of Infectious Diseases (, the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (, and the Biomedical Health Sciences Institute ( In addition, collaborative opportunities for basic and translational research with outstanding immunology and vaccine assessment programs will be strongly encouraged. A competitive startup package will be provided. The University of Georgia’s promotion and tenure policy may be found at the following link:

Applicants for these positions must hold a Ph.D. with or without D.V.M., M.D., or equivalent. Successful candidates will be expected to have, or to establish nationally recognized, externally funded research programs and contribute to teaching in graduate and/or professional curricula. Applicants should submit a statement of research plans, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references by the closing deadline. Applications received before June 15, 2019, are assured full consideration and prospective applicants should apply at  This Faculty position will be expected to begin approximately January, 2020.

Assistant Professor position should have (or be expected to have by summer 2019): Earned Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, infectious diseases, molecular biology, vaccines, or related field from an accredited university. Potential for publishing in top tier journals in the discipline. Potential for crafting competitive funding proposals to support research in the discipline. Experience teaching college-level courses at the undergraduate level.

Associate Professor position should have: Earned Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, infectious diseases, molecular biology, vaccines, or related field from an accredited university. Earned tenure at an accredited university. Publications in top tier journals in the discipline. Served as Primary Investigator or Co-Primary Investigator on at least one competitive grant in past three years.  Received early-career recognition for outstanding scholarship, teaching or service from college or university. Experience teaching college-level courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Served as a graduate committee advisor and evidence of successful graduate student mentoring ability.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.


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Assistant or Associate Professor