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Full Professor in Immunology

Recruitment Period

Open September 3rd, 2019 through Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The School of Natural Sciences at University of California, Merced is seeking one new faculty member at the Full Professor (tenured) level in Immunology and Infectious Disease. We seek outstanding scholars who will establish and maintain creative research programs in immunology, and participate in creating a multi-faculty specialization in BSL3 level infectious diseases at UC Merced, including host-pathogen interactions, emerging infectious disease, and chronic infections caused by viral, fungal, bacterial or protozoan pathogens. Highest consideration will be given to candidates with a strong background in cellular and molecular immunology with research projects that are synergistic with current Molecular and Cell Biology faculty interests in immune development, infectious diseases and quantitative biology.

Applicants must have a strong publication record and must have demonstrated a strong independent, innovative, externally-funded research program. Applicants must be able to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are particularly interested in candidates with established BSL-3 research programs.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Immunology or a closely related field and significant independent research experience is required.

Applications must be submitted via this website, and must include 1) a cover letter stating area of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research (3 pages max); 4) statement of teaching; 5) a diversity statement; and, 6) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. Please see additional information below.

Applicants for the Full Professor level should include a list of three references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

For additional information, please contact Professor Katrina Hoyer at

Job location

Merced, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)