Faculty Position in Host-Pathogen Interactions in Global Infectious Diseases
The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level whose research addresses mechanisms of host-pathogen interaction relevant to global infectious diseases.
The candidate will be a faculty member of the MMG Department, a department positioned within both the Larner College of Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. MMG research laboratories study diverse topics including microbial pathogenicity, vaccinology, human immunology, structural biology, protein-DNA interactions, and bioinformatics. The Department also has complementary strengths in clinical trials and translational research on vaccines and emerging and globally-important infectious diseases. The candidate will also be a junior investigator in UVM’s NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Translational Global Infectious Diseases Research (TGIR), which includes faculty from across campus and offers an additional quantitative and computational modeling core facility. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with other COBRE faculty members and trainees, devote significant effort toward a specific research project aligned with the COBRE goals, and participate in COBRE opportunities designed to accelerate the candidate’s research career (e.g., research symposia, mentoring, and career development activities).
Applicants must have a Ph.D. with significant postdoctoral experience and a track record of scientific productivity. Successful applicants are expected to develop a vibrant extramurally funded research program and will be expected to participate in undergraduate, graduate, and/or medical student teaching. A competitive salary, startup funds, and space will be provided.
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university located in Burlington, Vermont, about 90 miles south of Montreal. Burlington is often rated as the best small city in America for quality of living, and features year-round outdoor recreation and cultural events. Greater Burlington has a population of approximately 200,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on Lake Champlain, bordered by the Adirondack and Green Mountains.
The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.
The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
Applicants should provide: (1) a cover letter addressed to Matthew Wargo, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, (2) a current CV, (3) a 2-page research statement representing the foundation of a specific research project to be performed under the TGIR-COBRE. Please include an articulation of the relevance of the proposed work to global or emerging infectious diseases and human health, (4) a statement on teaching, mentoring, and inclusivity, (5) a diversity statement, (6) up to 3 papers with a paragraph on significance for each, and (7) the names and contact information for three references. Immediately upon application the references will be automatically contacted for letters of recommendation. Evaluation of applications will begin March 2nd, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
All application materials should be submitted to: https://www.uvmjobs.com