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Tenure Track Faculty Position - Melanoma Research
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Date Posted Jan. 8, 2020
Title Tenure Track Faculty Position - Melanoma Research
University Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL, United States
Department Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Genetics, Genomics & Molecular Biology
    Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Sciences
    Biochemistry & Cellular Biology

Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine (SIU SOM), Springfield, IL, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to join a supportive and interactive research environment within the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU (SCI) ( ). We seek a candidate capable of establishing innovative discovery and translational research related to the immunology and/or immunotherapy of melanoma. This position will complement a major clinical emphasis to establish a comprehensive melanoma treatment center at the SCI. SCI hosts active cancer biology research programs including breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and renal cancers, among others. SCI research occupies new and renovated laboratory space and is supported by Core Research facilities and a tissue bank.

We seek an energetic scientist demonstrating strong commitments to research and teaching, collaborative potential, and an ability to bring novel expertise to the SCI. Appointments are State-supported with competitive salary, start up package and modern laboratory facilities. Successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, externally funded research program and will contribute to both medical and graduate student education. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Appointment at Associate or Full Professor will require current and sustained extramural research funding. Eligible candidates must possess PhD and/or MD degrees, and 3+ years of postdoctoral research training with a strong publication record.

The SCI is a state-supported cancer center with an excellent record of extramural research funding. Academic appointment will reside in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology (MMICB) ( Appointments in the MMICB department enables access to the integrated Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry Graduate (MBMB) Program in conjunction with the SIU campus in Carbondale.

For full consideration: Interested persons must apply to this position and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a history of external funding, description of research plans, statement of teaching interests and experience, valid credentials for the position, and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least three professional references online at

Questions can be directed to:
Melanoma Research Candidate Search Committee
c/o: Email:
P.O. Box 19626
Springfield, IL 62794-9626

  • Confidential review of applications will begin immediately, applications will be accepted until position is filled. The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. A background investigation is required.

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Contact Information

  • Denise Kauffman
    Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology
    Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    825 N. Rutledge M/C 9626
    Springfield, IL 62794
  • 2175452220


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