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Job Opportunity: Assistant or Associate Professor in Microbial Immunology or Virus-Host Interactions Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences College of Medicine, University of Central Florida

Posted by on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 in Job Opportunities .

The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences (BSBS) at the University of Central Florida (UCF), College of Medicine, seeks outstanding applicants for two research-focused faculty members. The rank of appointment for both positions can be either tenure earning Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor.  The research focus should be on Microbial Immunology or Virus-Host Interactions relevant to human health. Applicants with a research focus in any area of immune responses to microbial infections or addressing mechanisms of viral pathogenesis are particularly encouraged to apply.  

 Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a discipline appropriate to the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences program, postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and have a record of research productivity. In addition to developing or maintaining a well-funded research program, hired faculty will be expected to actively participate in undergraduate and graduate education. Successful applicants for appointment at the tenured Associate Professor level require current extramural funding. The UCF College of Medicine provides faculty with highly competitive State-supported salaries, generous startup packages and laboratory space. The research facilities are state-of-the-art and include BSL3 laboratory space, transgenic animal facilities and excellent core equipment. 

 The UCF College of Medicine is a research-based medical school with a culture based on partnerships and collaboration. As part of the UCF College of Medicine, the Burnett School has 59 full-time faculty, more than 2,000 undergraduate majors and 140 graduate students in MS, PhD, and MD/PhD programs located on two campuses. New hires will have labs located at the health sciences campus at Lake Nona. BSBS at Lake Nona is a critical part of the biomedical cluster at “Medical City” that includes the new UCF Lake Nona Medical Center Hospital, the UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center, the Orlando VA Medical Center, and the Nemours Children’s Hospital. Further information on the BSBS and its research divisions can be found at   

 UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with over 60,000 students enrolled in bachelor’s and master’s degrees, doctoral programs, and a fully accredited M.D. program. UCF is located in Orlando, a progressive metropolitan area and a major player in high-tech industry with a top ranked Research Park.  


Review of candidates will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue until the positions are filled. In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a three-page summary of current and future research plans, and the names and contact information of three references to–Immunity-and-Pathogenesis_R106311-2 

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. 

For more information about this position, please contact faculty search committee chair, Dr. Kai McKinstry at 

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