Opportunity Details

Molecular Microbiology


Assistant Professor

Faculty Position in Microbial Pathogenesis (cWIDR), Tenure Track, Department of Molecular Microbiology

The Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research (cWIDR, http://cwidr.wustl.edu/) invites applicants for a TENURE-TRACK faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. We are seeking applicants in any area of microbiology who are motivated to create a high impact research program in microbial pathogenesis focused on infectious diseases relevant to women, and to engage in interdisciplinary, collaborative research. Previous experience in women’s health research is not a prerequisite and we especially encourage applicants with bold new perspectives. We welcome applications from members of groups that are typically under-represented in science. The successful applicant will occupy space in cWIDR’s state-of-the-art laboratories located in the recently constructed BJC Institute of Health Building. Washington University offers an intellectually exciting, collegial, supportive environment with robust graduate and post-doctoral programs and extensive opportunities for interdepartmental collaboration. Additional information can be found at www.microbiology.wustl.edu. Applicants should be committed to teaching graduate and professional students and establishing a vigorous, cutting-edge, externally funded research program.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, postdoctoral training, and evidence of scholarly publications.

Interested applicants must submit a Curriculum Vitae, selected reprints, and a 2-3 page description of current and planned research interests. In addition, applicants must include contact information for three referees who are willing to submit letters of recommendation on the applicant's behalf. Once an application is submitted, an email request for a reference letter will be sent by the Department of Molecular Microbiology to each referee listed with instructions on how to upload their reference letter. All materials should be received by November 1, 2016; applications thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis.

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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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