Chair, Microbiology and Immunology

Chair, Microbiology and Immunology

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)


The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is
announcing the search for a Chair of the Department
of Microbiology and Immunology
. This is an extraordinary opportunity
for a visionary leader to take a strong, basic science department to the next
level of excellence.  


The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is
home to 21 primary faculty members. The faculty and trainees are working at the
forefront of research on the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, immune
responsiveness, the microbiome, infectious diseases, cancer biology,
hematopoiesis, stem cell biology and gene therapy. The Department’s stem cell
biology, transplantation, and hematopoiesis program is one of the premier
programs in the nation.


The IUSM is the only allopathic medical school in
the state, and the largest medical school in the United States, spanning nine
campuses. The Department plays a critical role in medical and graduate
education, the latter supported by 3 predoctoral training grants led by primary
faculty members in the Department.  


The IUSM is in an exciting growth phase, having increased
NIH funding by 50% over the last five years, and is continuing to aggressively invest
in research. In addition to the Department’s research strengths, there are ample
opportunities for collaboration within the institution:


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Center for Immunotherapy
, which houses six GMP rooms and a Clinimacs
Prodigy, a Precision Immunology Laboratory Services (PILS) Core with state of
the art flow cytometric, CYTOF, and imaging flow cytometry, a mixed use
facility including BSL-3 ISO-7 clean rooms for viral vector production and cell
manufacturing of allogeneic cell products

  • IU
    School of Medicine’s Precision
    Health Initiative
    , a $120 million investment to place us at the
    cutting edge of personalized medicine biomedical research and healthcare
  • The
    Indiana Collaborative Initiative for Talent Enrichment (INCITE), a $25
    million grant from the Lilly Endowment, is a partnership between IU School
    of Medicine and local, non-academic partners such as the Indiana
    Biosciences Research Institute, Eli Lilly and Co., Roche, Dow, Cook,
    BioCrossroads, IU Health and Eskenazi Health to attract top scientists
  • IU Simon Cancer Center,
    an NCI designated Cancer Center, with more than 200 investigators who lead
    over 600 clinical trials for adult and pediatric cancers
  • Indiana
    University Health’s statewide network of 15 hospitals

This position is ideal for a collaborative and
transformational leader who can build on existing strengths in the Department
of Microbiology and Immunology. Minimum qualifications include an MD, PhD, MD/PhD
or equivalent, evidence of leadership or a vision for leadership of an academic
unit, an extramurally funded research program, and academic credentials for a
tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates
will also be considered from other fields applicable to microbiology and
immunology including, but not limited to, bioengineering, microbiome genomics,
proteomics, etc. Candidates with a strong background in applied and/or
translational immunology could be considered for co-leadership of the Brown
Center for Immunotherapy.


To apply for this leadership opportunity, visit:
Please include (1) a letter of interest addressing leadership, administrative
and education goals and experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority
review deadline is March 11, 2019.

IU is an equal opportunity employer committed to
building a diverse learning environment and supporting the professional
development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The IUSM
strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. The IUSM provides
concierge and dual
career services
to assist new faculty with their personal or
family’s relocation needs. 

Please apply via recruiter’s website.