Assistant Professor

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Universityof Colorado – School of Medicine



The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.


Thisis a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in the Department ofImmunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  The primary duties are to develop a strong,externally funded research program and teach medical and graduate students.Candidates should have research interests and experience in microbiology,immunology, mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and/or host response toinfection.


The individual holding thisposition will report to the Chair of the Department of Immunology andMicrobiology.


The person holding this position will develop and directan independent, externally funded research program related to microbiologyand/or immunology.  This individual willbe responsible for the daily management, supervision, training and evaluationof personnel (such as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professionalresearch assistants) whose positions are funded by research grants on whichs/he is the principal investigator.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Theduties of the individual holding this position will be threefold.  First, the individual is expected to developa productive, externally funded research program. Second, the individual willcarry out teaching of medical and graduate students as assigned by thedepartment chair and performed under the supervision of designated directorsfor individual courses. Third, as requested by the chair, the individual isexpected to participate in service activities within the department, theuniversity, and the broader scientific community that contribute to theaccomplishment of department and university missions and that promote thesuccess and welfare of the broader scientific community. This responsibility includes keeping abreast ofcurrent literature, formulating long- and short-term research goals, designingand performing appropriate experiments to achieve those goals, maintainingcompliance with all institutional, state, and federal biomedical researchguidelines, rules, and regulations, evaluating laboratory data and protocols,preparing and submitting manuscripts based on research conducted within the laboratory,and preparing and submitting grant applications to appropriate federal orprivate agencies to secure funding for the research program.  It is important for the individual tointeract effectively with other members of departmental faculty and the scientificcommunity and to establish fruitful research collaborations. The individual isexpected to present research in all appropriate venues to increase theawareness of research being performed in the laboratory and to facilitatecollaborations and interactions. These first two duties represent the primaryresponsibilities of the faculty member.


The hiring salary isnegotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.  This position is not eligible for overtimecompensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information onUniversity benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff,students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct backgroundinvestigations for all prospective employees.


The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campusis committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty andadministrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture ofinclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourageapplications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and allveterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality ineducation and employment.


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The Universityof Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting andsupporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. Theuniversity strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Coloradois committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. 


This position requires a PhD, MD or comparable doctoraldegree in the biomedical sciences with at least two years of post-doctoralexperience within the broad field of Microbiology or Immunology. The applicantmust have excellent interpersonal skills, some experience in supervising ortraining of research personnel, familiarity with computers and beself-motivated.  


Some flexibility in working schedule may be necessary forthis position, but no ‘on-call’ or shift work is required. 

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Sep 17, 2019
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 3/25/2020
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