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Vaccine Research, Immunology & Microbiology Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Positions:

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 28th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Vaccine Research and Development Center, the Department of Physiology & Biophysics, and the Institute for Immunology at the University of California, Irvine, seek applications for research-intensive tenure-track Faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor rank or tenured Associate Professor rank to complement a group of highly interactive faculty members with broad expertise in basic immunology, microbial pathogenesis, host-pathogen interaction, chemistry, bioengineering, and vaccine development. Priority will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and interests in vaccines and immunotherapies for infectious diseases, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, basic aspects of the immune response, mechanisms of vaccine protection, systems biology, and/or the development of novel adjuvants, vaccine delivery systems or immunotherapies. Integration into interdisciplinary and translational research programs will be required. The successful candidates will receive a generous start-up package and a salary commensurate with their rank and experience. The ideal candidate should provide evidence of successfully leading a research group and a strong record of extramural funding.

Applications should include a cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, copies of up to three key publications, a statement describing commitment to diversity, and the names and contact information of three to five references. References will not be contacted until later stages of consideration, in consultation with the candidate.

Applications should be submitted electronically. Instructions may be found at:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Job location

Irvine, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Your opportunity to enhance your application packet.

  • Statement of Research - Your statement may include a research plan, brief description, and/or scholarly issues.

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional - PDFs of 3-5 recent publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)