Tenured/Tenure Faculty Position in Virology



Job description

Appointment Status: Tenure

Department: IU Bloomington Biology


Position Summary
As part of a major, multi-year initiative to expand specific research areas across the IU Bloomington campus, the Departments of Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry invite applications at the Associate or Full Professor level in the area of Virology; established Assistant Professors will also be considered. We are particularly interested in scientists investigating the biology and pathogenesis of human viruses, emphasizing emerging and re-emerging viruses including (but not limited to) SARS coronavirus, influenza virus, norovirus, and HIV. Scientists with expertise in the immunology, molecular epidemiology, or molecular biology of these viruses are also encouraged to apply. Start dates of Fall 2023 or Fall 2024 are possible.

The hire will complement and broaden the highly collaborative IU community of internationally recognized virologists. The community includes fifteen well-funded laboratories in the Departments of Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry, and Bioengineering. Scientific strengths include structural virology, virus-host interaction, virus assembly, VLP platform technologies, antiviral and vaccine development, and development of cutting-edge analytical methods for examining viruses. Several virology-oriented labs have strong interactions with industry to translate academic research into real world applications. IU virology laboratories are supported by outstanding research resources, including state-of-the-art facilities for genomics and bioinformatics, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, protein analysis, biophysical instrumentation, and crystallography.

Bloomington is a vibrant, culturally diverse college town located in the rolling hills and forests of south-central Indiana. Indiana University-Bloomington is routinely on the lists of beautiful campuses. Bloomington offers the sophistication of a cultural capital with international-caliber performances in opera, theater, music and dance – all in a small town, walkable, friendly setting. The environment provides extensive opportunities for outdoor activities including hiking, camping, water sports and cycling. For information about the Department of Biology and for other links to the campus and the Bloomington community, see: http://www.bio.indiana.edu.

Basic Qualifications
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in relevant fields, with a strong record of research accomplishments and external funding. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a vigorous externally funded research program, and to participate in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Department Contact for Questions
Please address inquiries concerning the search to Jennifer Tarter at 812-856-3984 or [email protected].

Salary and Rank
commensurate with experience

Special Instructions
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (past, present, and future; up to three pages), teaching statement (up to two pages), a 1-2 page statement on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the classroom, and the names and contact information for three or more references via https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/16365.

Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Expected Start Date: 08/01/2023

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