University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

Classification Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We are seeking candidates with a strong publication record and history of NIH or foundation grant funding in the areas of autoimmune diseases, basic immunology, cancer immunology, inflammation, viral disease, immunogenetics or computational biology. Applicants with additional experience in the area of translational immunology and precision immunology are highly desirable. The faculty member will be expected to maintain excellence in scholarship and initiate and sustain externally sponsored research program. It is also expected that the individual build collaborative local research networks across the University of Florida College of Medicine, nationally and internationally. The position also requires that the candidate mentor PhD or MD/PhD students in their lab as well as teach and develop graduate courses within the microbiology and immunology curricula. This individual will play a leadership role in expanding the institutional center of excellence in immunology as well as help lead precision medicine and AI driven initiatives in immunology that will integrate with clinical and preclinical research.

The Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory has a long and illustrious track record in immunology research, particularly in relationship to animal models and clinical/translational autoimmune programs in the areas of Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, cancer immunology, inflammation and immune regulation. The Department’s NIH research funding places amongst the top Pathology Departments in the UF (not sure where we rank now) and is in one of the top 3 US institutions in Type 1 Diabetes research funding. The College of Medicine and UF Health System provides exceptional resources for clinical translational immunology activities as well as clinical trial support, e.g. CTSI. In addition, UF recently announced a $70 million artificial intelligence (AI) partnership with NVIDIA to create an AI-centric data center that houses the world's fastest university-based supercomputer that will train highly AI experienced students and faculty to accelerate the future of personalized healthcare.

The University of Florida, located in Gainesville, FL, is the flagship campus of the State of Florida University system and is ranked as the #5 best public US University according to US News and World Report. The Gainesville area has superb weather, inexpensive living, nationally ranked schools, and multiple year around recreational opportunities.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must possess a PhD and/or MD in a related field by the start date. Candidates are expected to demonstrate dedication to excellence in scholarly achievements as well as evidence of proposal writing, PhD student mentoring, and classroom teaching.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Individuals who apply for this position should submit a cover letter, a summary statement outlining the focus and future vision for their research program. The applicant will need to provide at least three letters of recommendation from senior scientists. The letters of reference may be uploaded or sent directly to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Clayton Mathews @

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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