The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)

Endowed Chair Professor – Cancer Immunology

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States

Memphis, TN, United States


The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry and Center for Cancer Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications and nominations from nationally and internationally renowned individuals for the position of an endowed chair professor, whose research focuses on the interface between cancer and the host immune system.

The appointed faculty will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of investigators whose expertise spans viral and bacterial infectious diseases, immunology, cancer, drug development, basic mechanisms of diseases, genomics, bioinformatics, among others. Outstanding collaborative opportunities and excellent resources are available in the Departments of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, Pathology, Genetics, Genomics and Informatics, Preventive Medicine, and the Center for Cancer Research within the UTHSC College of Medicine. In addition to the endowed chair fund, this position comes with a generous start-up package and state-of-the-art laboratory space. Resources will be proportional to the proposed scope of research.

The occupant of the endowed chair professor will be expected to play a leadership role in research on cancer immunology on the UTHSC campus. S/he would be considered for Program Director for one of the basic science programs in the UTHSC Cancer Center. The qualified candidate should have an outstanding record of research accomplishments and significant extramural funding. S/he is expected to maintain a vigorous, creative, externally funded research program that complements those of current faculty and builds on existing strengths. The successful candidate will have an outstanding opportunity to develop collaborative research programs across the UTHSC campus. Additional research collaborative opportunities in the area exist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Memphis.


Applicants are expected to be leaders in the field of cancer immunology with an internationally recognized research program that is supported by robust extramural funding. 

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, and a strong record of research productivity and accomplishments. 

Interested individuals should electronically submit their Curriculum Vitae, the name and contact information of three references, and a summary of research interests and plans.

To apply, please visit our website at: and search for posting number 19000001RD.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges — Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.