The Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is seeking to expand its scope and depth via the recruitment of a number of additional senior and junior faculty. Currently, we seek candidates for tenure-track or tenured positions at all levels, with the intent of hiring up to five successful applicants (two at the Associate or Full Professor levels and three at the Assistant Professor level). At the University of Pittsburgh we have an outstanding Immunology Graduate Training Program, program project grants, training grants and a robust seminar series, all of which support clos interactions among basic, translational and clinical immunologists. The Department is rapidly growing and has newly renovated open lab space with outstanding infrastructure that includes flow cytometry and CRISPR-Cas9-mediated gene-targeting cores. The University of Pittsburgh is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, a safe, progressive, and affordable city with emerging technology in many spheres, that is well endowed with cultural and public institutions and that is consistently ranked among the top most livable cities in the US and the world. The University offers an exciting research community that presently ranks as the fifth highest funded by the National Institutes of Health. The Pitt SOM is ideally positioned for both basic and translational research. Startup packages, salary and benefits will be highly competitive.
The successful Assistant professor candidate will be expected to have well-conceived ai1d original research directions , ideally with some initial funding. The successful Associate/Full Professor candidate should have well-established research funding and programs. Individuals who are leading their fields, regardless of particular specific area of interest, are welcome to apply. The long-term goal is to assemble a strong and diverse department that will enhance opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.