Assistant/Associate Professor of Microbiology

Harvard University

United States


Position Description

The Department of Microbiology at Harvard Medical School ( invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek outstanding scientists performing research in virology, bacteriology, and host-microbe interactions to join our Microbiology department.

The positions offer outstanding scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative environment. There are exceptionally strong ties to related departments throughout Harvard University, the Harvard affiliated teaching hospitals, and the greater Boston biomedical research community. The positions provide the opportunity to join a vibrant community of microbiologists at Harvard University interested in molecular and quantitative approaches to fundamental microbiology, and the development of countermeasures against bacterial and viral infections, including antimicrobials and vaccines.

The successful candidate(s) will become a member(s) of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program (, and, if appropriate, the Program in Virology ( Both are campus-wide degree programs dedicated to training and mentoring the next generation of microbiologists. Program members are afforded the opportunity to teach exceptional graduate and medical students interested in microbiology and medical sciences.


Basic Qualifications

Candidates with a Ph.D., M.D., M.D./Ph.D., or an equivalent doctoral degree and a strong interest in microbiology should apply.


Special Instructions

Applicants must apply through the Harvard ARIeS web portal ( and upload a cover letter, C.V. (including a full bibliography), a concise 1-page summary of research accomplishments, and a 2-page summary of future research interests. Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation from three reviewers who will receive separate instructions from the portal, once an application has been submitted.

Applications received by October 1 will be reviewed by the search committee. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to present their research as part of a symposium to be held on December 12, 2019 followed by a day for individual meetings with current faculty on December 13, 2019.


Contact Information

Sims Kochi, Ph.D., Director of Research Administration


Contact Email


Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Other Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3

In your application, please refer to


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