The University of Chicago’s Department of Microbiology in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for tenured or tenure-track faculty members at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank. We seek applicants pursuing research in any area of microbiology and related areas and are particularly interested in scientists whose research programs focus on host-pathogen interactions, microbial pathogenesis, novel tools including systems and molecular approaches to studying the microbiome and infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging infectious diseases.

At The University of Chicago, we are committed to academic excellence within the faculty, staff, and student body. The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park. Appointees will have access to state- of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available, as will the potential for interactions with our affiliates, Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Appointees will have opportunities to interface with the Microbiome Center, comprising faculty from 30 different departments at The University of Chicago, as well as the Physical Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering. The Department offers access to gnotobiotic animal research, flow cytometry, high-throughput genomics and biocontainment facilities. In collaboration with the Duchossois Family Institute (https://tinyurl.com/y7392n78), investigators will have access to biorepositories of commensal bacterial strains, the metagenomic and metabolomic core facilities and bioinformatic resources for large-scale data integration and analytics. The Biological Sciences Division also provides access to a state-of-the-art single-cell genomics facility with computational support. The appointee will be recommended as a member of the Committee on Microbiology, and, if appropriate, of other PhD-granting Committees in the Biological Sciences Division (https://tinyurl.com/ybfczsbs). The position provides the opportunity to teach outstanding graduate and medical students with strong interests in microbiology and medical sciences as well as exceptional undergraduate students in The College.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent by the start of the appointment.

To be considered, those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:  https://apply.interfolio.com/115174 .  Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography, and a statement on past and prospective research. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

For instructions on the Interfolio application process, please visit http://tiny.cc/InterfolioHelp

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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