Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Center for Microbiology and Immunology - Tenure Track Position

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 year ago(5/25/2022 7:12 PM)
Specialty Area
Microbiology and Immunology-Basic Science

Summary of Position

Full or Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation - Tenure Track


The Center for Microbiology and Immunology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) at Temple University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor level whose research program is in the field of microbiology and immunology.


We are seeking candidates who have basic/translational research programs in any field related to host-microbe interactions. This includes but not limited to how microbiota impacts host immunity during vaccination or infection, pathogens alter the microbiota to establish productive infections, and to elicit human disease.


The Center was established in 2021 to advance discoveries in host-microbiome interactions, host-pathogen interactions and immune genetics to elucidate the pathogenesis of complex immune and infectious diseases. The Center for Microbiology and Immunology believes in the value of basic science discovery, the diversity of all individuals to promote innovation in personalized health care of immune diseases, and excellence in microbiology, immunology and microbiome research coupled with education. Successful candidates will join an interactive faculty housed at a major medical school in Philadelphia, with state-of-the-art core facilities including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, BSL-2,-3 labs and excellent AAALAC-accredited animal facilities. Moreover, there is full access to the core facilities at Fox Chase Cancer Center, including DNA Sequencing, High Throughput Screening, Molecular Modeling, Gene Expression Analysis, and Transgenic Mouse Facility. Our Center is located across the street from Temple University Hospital, and we have long-standing and productive collaborations with clinicians and physician-scientists.


Additional information about the Center for Microbiology and Immunology can be found here.


Candidate Qualifications

  • M.D., Ph.D., or M.D. /Ph.D. 
  • Rigorous extramurally funded, independent research program.
  • A record of outstanding research productivity, including high quality publications.
  • A stern commitment in providing an excellent education and mentorship for Graduate and Professional students.
  • Academic credentials for a faculty appointment at the rank of Full, Associate or Assistant Professor.
  • A commitment to support and promulgate diversity among faculty, staff, students and patients.

Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application at https://bit.ly/3OLcN5I


Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all of the required documents and information.  All documents must be in PDF format.


Application materials must include a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. 


Please address your application to: Çagla Tükel, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Director of the Center for Microbiology and Immunology (CMI), and Director of the Microbiome and Human Disease Initiative, C/O Jessica N. Vega, Sr. Physician/Faculty Recruiter, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.


Confidential inquiries and questions regarding the position should be directed to jessica.vega@tuhs.temple.edu


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus)


Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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