Veterinary Biosciences


Retroviral Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Development


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Infectious Diseases


The Center for Retrovirus Research (CRR) at the Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences to study the fundamental mechanisms of host and retrovirus interactions that lead to novel therapeutic approaches. Highly qualified senior applicants with significant extramural funding also will be considered. Candidates whose research focuses on developing antiviral strategies against retroviral or HIV infection are especially encouraged to apply.

The position is one of four cluster hires as part of a substantial university investment (Discovery Theme) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention. These hires will build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.

The Center, Department and University provide a generous start-up package, state-of-the-art core facilities and instrumentation for basic and translational research, as well as a collaborative and collegial environment. OSU is one of the most comprehensive health sciences centers in America and contains an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center with extensive shared resources, multiple centers and programs in infectious disease research, and interdisciplinary graduate education programs. Moreover, Columbus offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools and a variety of career opportunities.


Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree and postdoctoral training experience, interest in programmatic synergy with existing members of the CRR and OSU faculty, and exhibit a superb record of research excellence. The candidate is expected to have or to develop an independent and nationally-recognized research program with extramural funding, be actively involved in collaborative research in the CRR and broader OSU community leading to programmatic initiatives, and have a strong commitment to graduate education. 


Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including a CV, summary of research program and future directions, and the names and contact information of at least four referees. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and negotiable. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Address all correspondence to Dr. Li Wu, Chair of the Search Committee (email:


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.