Tenure-track Assistant Professor Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Illinois, United States
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Type: Faculty  



Position Description: 

The University of Chicago's Ben May Department for Cancer Research in the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with a focus on the interface between cancer and the host immune system. Candidates will also be proposed for a secondary appointment in the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) (http://cancer.uchicago.edu), with potential interfaces with the Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine, and the Institute for Molecular Engineering. In line with strategic development of cancer research at the University of Chicago, we anticipate that such investigators would carry out research in areas such as innate and adaptive immunity to tumors, oncogenic events that impact on host immunity, and development of novel therapeutic interventions that capitalize on defining of immune escape mechanisms. Appointed faculty will join a dynamic team of investigators affiliated with our Immunology and Cancer Program, which spans basic immunology, in vivo anti-tumor immune model systems, and translational immunotherapy trials. Faculty also have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs in the biological and physical sciences. Equally, faculty members are expected to engage in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

At University of Chicago, we are a community of scholars, clinicians, teachers, and students. We believe that a multiplicity of voices makes us stronger. To solve the complex problems in science and health we embrace diversity and inclusion in a serious way. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be considered, those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website: https://tinyurl.com/CancImmuno by uploading 1) a curriculum vitae including complete bibliography, and the following documents, each 2 pages or less: 2) cover letter; 3) research; 4) teaching statement; 5) statement on diversity and inclusion (see https://bsdacademicaffairs.uchicago.edu/diversitystatement). 

Applicants must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly by the referee to CancerImmunology@bsd.uchicago.edu. All letters must be received before an application can be considered complete and applicants are responsible for ensuring that their referees submit reference letters. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Additional Information or Requirements:


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.  

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Teaching Evaluations
Other Document
Research Statement  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Other documents to attach:

Statement of Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion  

Posting Link: https://tinyurl.com/CancImmuno