About the Job
Head, Department of Microbiology and Immunology AND Director, University of Minnesota Institute on Infectious Diseases
The University of Minnesota (UMN) Medical School seeks an innovative, driven leader to head its Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) and direct the newly-launched University of Minnesota Institute on Infectious Diseases (UMIID).
The UMN DMI is a highly-ranked robust basic science department that was recently recognized by the American Society of Microbiology for its centennial. It is the tenure home for 20 faculty members doing innovative research on microbes, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and immune responses, and the intersection of the two. The department supports an all-University teaching mission that includes an undergraduate BS in Microbiology, foundational courses for the Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology Graduate Program and a major commitment to undergraduate medical education.
UMIID is a multi-departmental research institute that will use an multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to address diseases of pandemic or epidemic potential. It will bring together faculty members doing basic, translational, clinical, or population-based research on zoonotic viral infections, antibiotic resistance, microbial immunology, HIV medicine, or molecular surveillance of emerging pathogens. UMIID will be located in the Microbiology Research Facility.
The successful candidate must have the skills and vision to lead DMI and UMIID in a way that leverages the common interests of both entities while optimizing their unique missions.
The DMI Head responsibilities will be:
The UMIID Director responsibilities will be:
Applications received by March 1 will receive priority review.
Ideal Candidate Attributes and Experience
In order to be considered for this position your application must include: 1. A statement of interest, 2. CV, and 3. A diversity statement or a values statement on the importance of DEI in leadership positions.
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