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Assistant Professor, Immunophysiology - Department of Animal Sciences

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Jan 28, 2024

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Position:  Assistant Professor, Full Time Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Immunophysiology in the Department of Animal Sciences (70% Research | 30% Teaching)

Description:  This position provides an exciting opportunity for someone interested in conducting research motivated by a strong desire to advance the understanding of immunophysiological mechanisms influencing health and disease in animals and humans alike. The person hired will develop a nationally and internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program in the field of immunophysiology, contribute to interdisciplinary campus initiatives, and to the public service mission of the University. This position builds on our history and current research on neuroimmune regulation of brain pathology; immune regulation by the gut microbiome; maternal immune activation and fetal development; and application of single cell and spatial sequencing technologies to investigate immune cell interactions in the tumor microenvironment and autoimmune disease.

Qualifications: Required qualifications include Ph.D. degree in life sciences or relevant field with a research emphasis on immunophysiology; postdoctoral training; and a strong record of publication. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrated ability to secure extramural funding, and experience teaching and mentoring students. Applicants conducting research in neuroimmunology, mucosal immunity, reproductive immunology, tumor immunology, host-pathogen interactions and/or autoimmunity are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding, contribute to academic programs, and perform other services expected at an academic institution.

Proposed Start Date:  August 16, 2024

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Appointment Details: This 9/12 tenure-track faculty position is 100% FTE

Location:  The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ( is located approximately 120 miles south of Chicago in a metropolitan area of approximately 232,000 people.

Resources:  The campus is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (, Beckman Institute (, W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (, Cancer Center at Illinois (, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (, and Center for Digital Agriculture (  

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) ( is widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. In addition to its mission as a land-grant university, the campus offers exceptional programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and computer science.

Closing Date: For initial consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by January 15, 2024. However, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of the posting at and upload, as a single pdf file, a curriculum vitae; a statement of research interests (including future plans); a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the names and contact information of three references.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Andrew Steelman, Chair of the Search Committee (, or to Dr. Rodney Johnson, Head of the Department, (  Additional information about the Department can be found at

For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


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