Assistant or Associate Professor of Bacteriology

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Bacteriology at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This tenure-track position includes a 12-month appointment, fringe benefits, competitive start-up package, newly renovated office and laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities, instrumentation, and BSL3 and animal BSL3 space. The primary appointment of the faculty member will be in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Successful applicants will be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program and to participate in teaching activities in the Department.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., postdoctoral research experience, and a strong record of research accomplishments. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have an established and funded research program and demonstrated ability to mentor and teach Ph.D. graduate students. Teaching responsibilities may include bacterial genetics, bacterial physiology, or bacterial pathogenesis. All areas of bacteriology will be considered. We seek applicants studying bacterial pathogenesis, bacterial gene regulation and stress responses, bacterial cell biology, bacterial behaviors, antimicrobial resistance, and how bacteria adapt to different environments, including in a eukaryotic host or complex polymicrobial community.

To learn more about the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, please visit The Department consists of 23 primary and 5 secondary faculty members with robust research funding and three long-standing NIH T32 training grants. We seek to diversify our faculty and encourage applications from candidates from historically excluded groups and/or those with experience mentoring and teaching diverse students and postdocs. The University of Iowa ( and the Department are fully committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the research and educational environments. Please visit the Department DEI Committee website for details. The University is located in Iowa City, one of the best college towns in America, where you will enjoy the energy and vitality for the arts, athletics, and sciences found in this incredibly diverse and educated community. The Iowa City area offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools, and a variety of career opportunities.

To apply for this position, please visit, where you will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a 2-3-page statement of research interests, and a 1-page teaching statement. A statement about your DEI experience and how you might further enhance DEI through teaching, research, and service is also encouraged. Additionally, all candidates should have three letters of recommendation sent to Search Committee #74705 at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is flexible. Questions about the position or the department should be directed to Search Committee #74705 at [email protected]

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.