Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Center for Microbiology and Immunology- Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/8/2023 10:58 AM)
Specialty Area
Microbiology and Immunology-Basic Science

Summary of Position

The Center for Microbiology and Immunology (CMI) at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine (LKSOM) is accepting applications from qualified candidates doing basic and/or translational research within a field related to host-microbe interactions for a tenure-track microbiology and immunology faculty position at the Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor level. These areas of research include, but are not limited to topics such as how microbiota impacts host immunity during vaccination or infection; how pathogens alter the microbiota to establish productive infections, and elicit human disease.


Temple’s Center for Microbiology and Immunology (CMI) 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 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. 


The successful candidate 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.


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.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.  


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Procedure for Candidacy

In order to be considered for this position, you must complete an online application. 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 should include a cover letter stating area of expertise and qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; synopses of research and teaching experience/interests; and the names of three references. 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


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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