Cornell University, Microbiology & Immunology

1115 21767
Position ID:Cornell-M&I-TENURETRACKBACTERIAL [#21767]
Position Title: Bacterial Pathogenesis Faculty Position (Open Rank)
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Veterinary Medicine / Bacteriology
Infectious Disease / Medicine
Microbiology / host pathogen biology, Microbial symbiosis
Molecular Biology / applied genomics, epigenomics, functional genomics
Biomedical Sciences / genetics, genomics, infectious disease (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/07/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/05/13, finished 2023/01/07)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Bacterial Pathogenesis Faculty Position (Open Rank)

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Center for Anti-Microbial Resistance at Cornell University invite applications from scientists focused on Bacterial Pathogenesis and Antimicrobial Therapy for a tenure-track position. While our focus is primarily at Assistant Professor level, other ranks will be considered. This recruitment is part of the Cornell Provost’s Radical Collaborations initiative designed to bring to the Ithaca campus individuals who work at the cutting edge of their discipline and who will contribute new insights to our scientific community. We are seeking an outstanding investigator who brings innovation to the study of the interface between bacterial pathogens and their host, including pathways of therapeutic intervention. Research interests include, but are not restricted to, host/pathogen interplay, bacterial virulence pathways, anti-microbial resistance, the impact of the microbiome, or host-directed therapeutics. Candidates utilizing emergent genomic and functional genetic approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate would join a highly interactive group of faculty within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, located in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Research strengths include host-microbe interactions, innate immunity, lymphocyte development and immune-engineering. Cornell University offers exceptional technical resources in many areas, with state-of-the-art core facilities, including genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, flow cytometry, multiphoton microscopy, and in vitro BSL3 and animal ABSL3 facilities. Cornell maintains a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies spanning multiple departments, and sustains many integrative cross-campus initiatives between Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Located in Ithaca NY, the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York State, Cornell University is a center for discovery, academic leadership and service. We seek exceptional scientists to contribute to our climate of collegiality, academic excellence and diversity, as well as our strong commitment to teaching and mentoring, which enhances our efforts to build and maintain a diverse research community. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent advanced degree, an outstanding record of research productivity and the ability to develop and sustain a creative independent research program.

To apply, submit a cover letter including a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and plans, statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity, and the names of 3 individuals who can provide references. All materials must be submitted as PDF files at Review of applications will begin on July 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Prof. David Russell, Chair of the Search Committee at

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity?

This statement invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researchers and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Cornell. Such articulation can focus on teaching, research or service, or all three factors.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

As part of the university's comprehensive vaccination program, all Cornell employees are required to have and provide proof of an FDA-or WHO-authorized or approved COVID-19 primary vaccination or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption, regardless of their role and work location.

New hires are required to provide documentation showing primary vaccination status (that is, completion of two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one shot of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) before their first day of work. If a new hire's vaccination is not complete or information is not received by their start date, the first day of work will be delayed. It is possible in some cases that an offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
Cornell University
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
C5 173 Vet Med Center, Box 5
Ithaca, NY 14853