Stony Brook University — Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Immunology of Infection (Tenure-Track)

Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology, Immunology of Infection (Tenure-Track)

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Open Date: Dec 02, 2021
Deadline: Feb 02, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will establish a vigorous extramural research program in areas of immunology that complement existing areas of expertise within the Department. This includes participating in the Department's educational mission of graduate and medical school teaching, and performing University and Departmental service.

The Department ( and the adjacent Center for Infectious Diseases ( provide a highly interactive scientific community. The Department and School of Medicine have been at the forefront of research on viral, bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, with a growing focus on immunology. The position offers competitive startup support and salary, quality research space, and a dynamic intellectual environment. Stony Brook University maintains state-of-the-art core facilities that deliver support in a number of areas including microscopy and animal imaging, flow cytometry and cell sorting, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, animal maintenance, and BSL3 containment. The recently completed Laboratory for Comparative Medicine provides facilities for animal BSL3 studies.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD or MD degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must show established research in areas of immunology that focus on host responses to microbial pathogens, with a preference for research on fungal immunology. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding will be highly considered.

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To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a State Employment Application, cover letter, CV, summary of past and current research activities (up to 2 pages), summary of future research plans (up to 1 page), statement of teaching interests (up to 1 page), and contact information for three references. Competitive applicants will be asked to have letters of recommendations sent to the search committee at a later date.

Special Notes

Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. To qualify for a tenure faculty appointment, the candidate must meet the criteria established by the School of Medicine (School of Medicine's Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure).

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2022

Campus Description

Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) order that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. The order also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The order allows for limited medical exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.