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Virology Faculty Position (Open Rank)

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Cornell Virology Program at Cornell University invite applications from scientists focused on Cellular and Molecular Virology for a tenure-track position. While our focus is primarily at the Assistant or early Associate Professor levels, other ranks will be considered. This recruitment is aligned with 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 viruses of animals and humans. Research interests may include, but are not restricted to, viral pathogenesis, virus/host interplay, zoonoses and emerging threats, immune responses to viral infection, host-directed therapeutics and next generation vaccine design. Candidates utilizing cutting-edge viral and/or host genomic and functional 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, viral structure/function, vaccines and therapeutics, basic immunology research, as well as that directed to understanding immune responses to infection. Cornell University offers an exceptionally collaborative environment, with strengths in many areas including biomedicine, biology, engineering, chemistry, physics and computational science. Exceptional technical resources are available in many areas, with state-of-the-art core facilities in 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, the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Cornell University is a globally recognized center for discovery, academic leadership and service. We seek exceptional scientists who will 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 show evidence, or potential of, the ability to develop and sustain a creative independent research program. Those with clinical qualifications are encouraged to apply, and should include a brief description of their clinical training and service.

To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page summary of research goals, contact information for three references, and a statement of contributions to inclusion and diversity. All materials must be submitted as PDF files at Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Prof. Colin Parrish, Chair of the Search Committee at, or for general inquiries contact

What is a Statement of Contribution to Inclusion and Diversity? This statement invites applicants to provide a description of their experience and/or approaches (past, current and/or future) working with diverse communities in research, teaching, service and/or outreach. This statement can focus on teaching, research, or service, or it can include all three. For more background and information please visit here.

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.Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts people from all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The University has a Dual Career program to assist candidates and their partners with dual career searches.