Faculty Position in Immunology of Infectious Diseases

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pathobiological Sciences Department
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Jul 25, 2022
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Job Description


Faculty Position in Immunology of Infectious Diseases

University of Wisconsin-Madison


The Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in the field of immunology of infectious diseases. The applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an independent, extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program. Potential areas of research include host-pathogen interactions in natural hosts or varied animal models with an emphasis on innate or adaptive immune responses, pathogen evasion of immune responses, immunopathology, or immunotherapies including vaccine development and immune-modulation. Minimum requirements for an assistant professor include a PhD, two years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience in a relevant field, and evidence of potential for developing a nationally recognized research program.

There are excellent opportunities for the new faculty to complement the existing strengths in infectious disease, pathology, oncology, and translational research in the School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Influenza Research Institute, Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Disease, Global Health Institute, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, and Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. 

In addition to developing a strong extramurally funded research program, the successful individual is expected to make significant contributions to our professional, undergraduate, and/or graduate teaching programs and provide opportunities for research training in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program. Participation in departmental and university service and commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic environment are expected. Salary and start-up packages will be commensurate with the rank and experience of the selected individual. 

The Department is one of four within the School of Veterinary Medicine and consists of 27 faculty members with expertise in infectious diseases (immunology, parasitology, vector biology, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, and public health) and comparative pathology (anatomic and clinical). Faculty within the School participate in training graduate students in the Comparative Biomedical Sciences and other campus graduate programs. They also serve as trainers on a variety of NIH training grants administered through the School or other units on campus. The UW-Madison has a long tradition of excellence in research and graduate training. Annual research expenditures totaled $1.3 billion ranking UW-Madison as 8th in the national research rankings for public and private universities. The campus culture of collaboration and collegiality and the pleasant lifestyle offered by Madison, WI provide an outstanding environment in which to embark on an academic career.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean

Minimum of 2 years postdoctoral or equivalent experience to be considered at assistant professor level.
Minimum of 4 years as an assistant professor (or equivalent) to be considered at the associate professor level with tenure.
Minimum of 4 years as an associate professor (or equivalent) to be considered at the full professor level with tenure.

Application Details

Interested applicants must apply for Job #262843 via the university web site. The application should include: 1) a cover letter with a brief description of research experience in the field; 2) a 2-page research plan including a description of your vision for your research program at UW-Madison; 3) a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a 1-page statement describing how you will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 5) a detailed curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants should provide names and email addresses for three references. For full consideration, application materials should be received by September 15,2022; however, applications may be considered until the position is filled. For more information, please visit the PBS departmental website.


For specific questions regarding this position contact:

Dr. M. Suresh, Search Committee Chair

Dept. Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison

The University of Wisconsin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, especially women and underrepresented minority candidates, are encouraged to apply. 



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Application Deadline

September 15th, 2022