Microbial Infection and Immunity


Immunology and Host-Microbe Interactions


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Area


The Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity (MI&I) in The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center College of Medicine and the Department of Veterinary Biosciences in The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine solicit applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in immunology.

These positions are part of a substantial university-wide investment (Discovery Theme) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research in immunology and infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention ( Successful candidates will also be expected to synergize with Ohio State's host-pathogen and immunology groups within existing University Centers and programs (e.g. to advance our role as national/international leaders in pathogens, innate/adaptive immunity, vaccines and biofilms/microbiota.


Applicants should have a PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent degree in Immunology, Microbiology, or related fields. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience. Candidates to the rank of Associate/Full Professor should have demonstrated research productivity and evidence of an independently-funded and sustainable research program, as well as experience working with interdisciplinary research teams. Candidates to the rank of Assistant Professor should have a successful postdoctoral training experience, interest in programmatic synergy with existing members of OSU faculty, and exhibit a superb record of research excellence.

Candidates with a research focus on the following areas of especially encouraged to apply

  • Adaptive immunity to viruses
  • Adaptive immune responses to pathogens and/or innate-adaptive immune cell interactions
  • Vaccine strategies and technologies

Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) summary of past research accomplishments highlighting the relevance to the hire areas, (4) statement of future research direction and (5) the names and contact information of four professional references.

Application materials should be submitted to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chairs of the search committee: or

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.