The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine ( http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/) is seeking outstanding PhD, MD, or MD/PhD scientists to fill tenure-track, open-rank faculty positions in the field of Immunology. Potential areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, fundamental mechanisms governing innate or adaptive immunity, inflammation, or immune response to commensal or pathogenic agents (bacteria, viruses, fungi, worms, ect..). Successful candidates will have a track record of innovation and productivity, a desire to integrate into our growing community of collaborative biomedical researchers, and a dedication to our values of diversity. Candidates will be expected to build and maintain a high quality, extramurally funded research program; contribute to our teaching mission; mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows; and provide service to the University and academic community at a level commensurate with his/her career stage.
Application processInterested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research focus (submit as Specific Request 1), teaching philosophy (submit as Specific Request 2), and contributions to diversity (submit as Specific Request 3), as well as the names of three references. 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 background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources.
Who we areThe University of Kentucky is located in the city of Lexington ( https://www.visitlex.com/https://www.visitlex.com; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDstCQHusM), a cosmopolitan city that was voted 9th friendliest city by Conde Nast Traveler in 2021 and amongst the 50 best places to live in the U.S. in 2022. 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. The University of Kentucky 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. It is home to NIH funded Markey Cancer Center and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption.