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  • Asst Prof: Comparative, evolutionary, or ecological immunology

    • Employer: University of Memphis
      Location: Memphis, TN
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 10/05/2018
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis (www.memphis.edu/biology) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in comparative immunology (research and teaching) at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in immunology or other relevant discipline (such as ecoimmunology, computational immunology, disease ecology, physiology, ecology, evolutionary immunology) from an accredited institution. We seek candidates with postdoctoral training, a record of peer-reviewed publication and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with experience, and evidence of funding potential. Competitive startup funds and salary are available and salary will be commensurate with experience.


    The successful candidate will be broadly trained, with expertise in ecoimmunology, computational immunology, disease ecology, or environmental aspects of comparative immunology. We encourage applications from researchers using integrative approaches and non-model organisms to examine environmental influences on immune function, disease spread, or physiological mechanisms driving variation in immunity. The candidate will teach an undergraduate course in immunology; additional teaching assignments will depend on the candidate’s expertise and departmental needs. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program that involves both undergraduate and graduate students and will also pursue the external funding necessary to maintain a successful research program. Faculty members are expected to engage in service activities at the department, college, and university levels and serve as a mentor to students in their research and professional development. The University of Memphis is a leading metropolitan research institution with 25 faculty members specializing in diverse sub-disciplines of the biological sciences. The Department serves approximately 500 majors and over 50 M.S. and Ph.D. students. The interdepartmental Program in Bioinformatics, the Ecological Research Center & Meeman Biological Station, the Integrated Microscopy Center, and the W. Harry Feinstone Center for Genomic Research, are all administered through the department and offer outstanding opportunities for research, teaching, and collaboration.


    Candidates should submit a letter of application, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and a CV at http://workforum.memphis.edu/ (posting # FAE837). Up to three representative journal articles may also be submitted. Applicants should also provide contact information for three individuals who can provide references. Review of applications will begin October 5, 2018, the closing date for application. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Matthew Parris, Chair, Comparative Immunology Faculty Position, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA (email: mparris@memphis.edu).


    The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

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