Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at University of Kentucky

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky





Job Description:


University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting DetailsJob Title

Assistant, Associate or Professor in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics

Requisition Number

FE02717

Working Title

Department Name

7H400:Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Gen

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Faculty

Position Time Status

Full-Time

Tenure Track Status

Tenure Track

Required Education

PhD, MD or equivalent

Required Related Experience

Relevant

Required License/Registration/Certification

N/A

Job Summary

We seek scientists who will pursue a research program in viral immunology, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis, or related areas in virology relevant to human disease. Ideal applicants will be creative and collaborative scientists using state-of-the-art approaches that combine genomics, cell biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry and in vitro or in vivo models of infection.

Who we are looking for:

Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative researchers, and a dedication to our values of equity and diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates; and provide service at a level commensurate with their career stage. We especially encourage applicants with research interests that embrace interdisciplinary approaches and can integrate with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine priority research areas: diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, substance abuse and neuroscience.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter which also includes contact information for three professional references, a curriculum vitae, statement of research interest (upload as specific request 1), teaching philosophy (upload as specific request 2), and diversity statement (upload as specific request 3). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and will continue until the positions are filled.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all under represented minorities.

Who we are
MIMG faculty ( http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/ ) have developed strong program in microbial pathogenesis and immunology and are currently building a microbiome interest group. The department has an excellent collaborative atmosphere and strong ties with various centers in the Medical Center and other Colleges. UK is located in the heart of Lexington, one of the top ranked cities in the country for quality of life. It offers an intellectually vibrant and collegial research community spanning multiple colleges and centers with a strong commitment to inclusive excellence. UK College of Medicine has a well-established faculty mentoring program for career development, as well as guidance for navigating the promotion process, establishing multidisciplinary research, and seeking funding opportunities.

Lexington ( https://www.visitlex.com ) is a cosmopolitan city with a population of approximately 325,000 that was voted 9th friendliest city in the US by Conde Nast Traveler in 2021. The city offers an array of cultural activities, excellent recreation areas with many hiking (close to world famous Red River Gorge area) and biking trails as well as water related activities, and a multitude of top-ranked collegiate sports. The city is strategically located with non-stop flights to 17 national destinations and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide via Blue Grass Airport ( LEX ), located 15 minutes away from downtown

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Yes

Preferred Education/Experience

PhD, MD or equivalent

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

Yes

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Academic Keys
    • HospitalCareers.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • Indeed.com
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the above


Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
  5. Specific Request 3
Optional Documents

PI155101117


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