Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, United States

The Department Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) ( is seeking highly qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor. Applicants are sought whose research interests and expertise will complement existing departmental research strengths in infectious diseases of animals and humans including pathogen biology and host/pathogen interactions, inflammation and immunology, animal models of disease, molecular genetics, and vaccine development and therapeutics. Candidates with interests in zoonotic and/or emerging diseases or in translational research are of particular interest. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) degree or combined degrees (DVM/PhD) and advanced training, including postdoctoral research experience, in the relevant discipline(s). A strong research record with clear promise of growth and evidence of leadership is essential. Current funding is desirable but not a requirement. Primary responsibilities for this position include 1) development of a vigorous, independent research program supported by extramural funding, 2) engagement in collaborative research across the CVM and UF, and 3) participation in the teaching and training of graduate and professional students in the department and college.

UF offers a vibrant interdisciplinary environment for collaborative research excellence. The CVM is part of the UF Health Science Center which houses six health-related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). The collaborative environment at UF is also enriched by the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, the One Health Center of Excellence, the CDC Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology and numerous other Institutes and Centers.

All completed applications will be considered but must be received by December 1, 2018. Applicants must submit the following items as a PDF file: (1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a research statement outlining research experiences, interests, and goals, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with all aspects of the applicant’s abilities as they relate to the responsibilities of this position. Applications for job number 38988 and supporting documents must be submitted online at Emailed inquiries to Mary Brown, PhD, Search Committee Chair ( are welcome; however, all application materials must be submitted online. The tentative start date for the position is July 1, 2019.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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