Open Rank Faculty Position in Cancer Immunology Research
The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology seeks a distinguished scientist as tenure-track faculty (rank open) to further its scientific exploration and discovery that targets cancer immunotherapy ( http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/micro/ ). The successful applicant will hold a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology as well as membership in the WVU Cancer Institute ( http://www.wvucancer.org/home ) in the WVU School of Medicine.
This joint recruitment with the WVU Cancer Institute provides an exceptional opportunity to participate in robust, interdisciplinary basic and translational research and training programs in a highly collaborative atmosphere. The appointed faculty will be expected to conduct research on cancer immunotherapy and teach immunology to medical, graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate will be a recognized investigator with a PhD or MD/PhD degree and a track record of independent research, demonstrated by high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and extramural funding commensurate with years of experience. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualification and experience. Preferably, the selected candidate will hold active extramural funding in order to integrate rapidly with ongoing research at the intersection of immunology and oncology. Dedicated laboratory space and competitive start-up funds will be made available.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies WVU as an R1 doctoral university with very high research activity placing it among only 94 public and 37 private institutions nationwide. WVU faculty conduct research totaling over $185 million in sponsored contracts and grants per year. Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is 1 of only 11 research intensive land-grant institutions offering a single health sciences campus with accredited Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and a formative School of Public Health. WVU is West Virginia's major research and development center, and its only comprehensive doctoral-granting institution.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.