Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology (MIP), within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track, 9-month appointments at the assistant or associate professor level. The successful candidate will participate in the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories (MRL) mission within MIP. The MRL was founded in 1986 by Dr. Patrick Brennan. Since then, the MRL has been at the forefront of mycobacterial fundamental and translational research, including vaccine, drug, diagnostic, and biomarker development for tuberculosis (TB), leprosy, and emerging non-tuberculous mycobacterial diseases. The MRL currently has thirteen faculty members with access to exceptional facilities and resources. All faculty are internationally recognized and devoted to research and training.

The faculty member will play a pivotal role in mycobacterial research and work with other faculty to develop, implement and apply MRL programmatic initiatives.

We are seeking a strong team player candidate with a portfolio in mycobacteria research that: 1) is grounded in basic research with expansion into human clinical and/or applied research, 2) emphasizes research with diseases caused by mycobacteria other than Mycobacterium tuberculosis, particularly M. leprae, and 3) includes an interest in understanding drug resistance or drug tolerance. Successful candidates must also show experience in teaching or mentoring, understanding of equity and inclusivity challenges, and be willing to further develop their careers to include these activities. Career advancement in this series requires excellence in research, teaching, and service, with a specific emphasis in the capacity to make recognized contributions to CSU’s (MRL) research program.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates will have a Doctor of Philosophy degree (or equivalent) in microbiology or a related field.
  • Eligible for tenure-track at CSU, including:
  • Evidence of conducting and publishing research in the study of mycobacterial diseases, including senior-level authorship in peer- reviewed manuscripts
  • Evidence of teaching or mentoring experience in the field of microbiology
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience working with mycobacteria other than, or in addition to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MotT) particularly M. leprae.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Evidence of applying for and securing extramural funding for the study of mycobacterial diseases, equal or similar to NIH F32, K01/08 or R21 award series
  • Evidence studying microbial / mycobacterial drug resistance or drug tolerance
  • Successful training and integration of undergraduate and/or graduate students to the mycobacterial field
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the research community at large through participation in manuscript review, engagement with institutional functions, seminar series, workshops, internal funding and related