Department Chair

Department Chair

College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, United States

Department Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine

Cornell University is renewing its commitment to immunology research across the Ithaca campus, complementing similar growth at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. Recently, Immunology was chosen as a focus area for the Provost’s Radical Collaborations initiative designed to bring cross-cutting approaches to specific research disciplines. As part of this initiative, the College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. We are seeking a scholar of recognized scientific stature with a strong, extramurally funded research program and equally strong leadership skills to support and enhance the Department’s current strengths in infection biology and host defense. The new Chair will play an integral role in developing and implementing a strategic vision to build immunology capacity in Ithaca. This will include active participation in the new Cornell Center for Immunology that will bridge Life Scientists from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Human Ecology and Veterinary Medicine. Cornell’s Immunology initiative will leverage expertise in genome biology, engineering, computational sciences, and imaging across multiple academic departments to move existing programs from excellent to eminent. The Chair of Microbiology and Immunology will be expected to contribute towards these initiatives and develop innovative programs that will pave the way to new discovery, foster collaborative research across our campuses in Ithaca and New York City, and advance the University’s reputation as a premier institution for research in infectious disease biology.

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is comprised of an internationally recognized group of 14 tenured/tenure-track faculty with state-of-the-art research space and robust extramural funding. Additionally, the department serves as academic home to 6 distinguished faculty from the James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, a fiscally separate research unit linked to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Teaching responsibilities within the department are at the professional (D.V.M.), graduate and undergraduate levels. The department also maintains a T32 training program in immuno-engineering and an NIAID-sponsored Program for Achieving Career Excellence among Cornell faculty studying immunology and infectious disease.

Applications from individuals holding the Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D., or equivalent degree will be reviewed beginning March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are asked to submit curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and the names and addresses of three references through Academic Jobs Online at:

Questions may be sent to the chairs of the search committee, Professors Gary Koretzky or Theodore Clark at

The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to meet the needs of dual career couples through Cornell’s Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses in Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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Please apply via recruiter’s website.