• University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 5, 2022

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The Department Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) ( is seeking highly qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants are sought whose research interests and expertise focus on the use of cutting-edge genome editing technologies at the interface of artificial intelligence approaches in order to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental biology of animal and human pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, as well as inflammation and immunity for zoonotic, emerging, and re-emerging diseases. The applicant will complement existing departmental research strengths in infectious diseases of animals and humans, which also includes animal models of disease, vector-borne disease transmission, molecular genetics, vaccine and diagnostic development and therapeutics. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

UF offers a vibrant interdisciplinary environment for collaborative research excellence. The CVM is part of the UF Health Science Center which houses six health-related colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health & Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine). The collaborative environment at UF is also enriched by the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute the CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology and numerous other Institutes and Centers.

Primary responsibilities for this position include 1) development of a vigorous, independent research program supported by extramural funding, 2) engagement in collaborative research across the CVM and UF, and 3) participation in the teaching and training of graduate and professional students in the department and college.

Expected Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) degree or combined degrees (DVM/PhD or MD/PhD) and advanced training, including postdoctoral research experience, in the relevant discipline(s).

Preferred Qualifications:A strong research record with clear promise of growth and evidence of leadership is essential. Current funding is desirable but not a requirement.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

All completed applications will be considered but must be received by January 24, 2022. For full consideration, applicants must submit the following items as a PDF file: (1) a current curriculum vitae, 2) a research statement outlining research experiences, interests, and goals, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) the names and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with all aspects of the applicant’s abilities as they relate to the responsibilities of this position. Applications for job number 519667 and supporting documents must be submitted online. Emailed inquiries to David Allred, PhD, Search Committee Chair ( are welcome; however, all application materials must be submitted online. The tentative start date for the position is July 1, 2022.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:Yes