Associate/Assistant Professor of Mucosal Immunology

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Agricultural Sciences
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences


This position has a 75% research and 25% teaching responsibility. The successful candidate will function as a member of the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University. The faculty member will develop a strong, high profile independent research program supported by extramural funding to generate novel discoveries on the impact of the microbiome on mucosal immunology. Expertise in both mucosal immunology and the microbiome is highly desirable. The individual is also expected to collaborate in research with diverse investigators in the Department, College and other units of the university. The successful individual will take a leadership position in a growing Microbiome Center of Excellence within the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences ( In addition, the individual will be encouraged to participate in several ongoing initiatives including the Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease (, the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences ( The University has a Gnotobiotic and BSL3 small animal facility and Metabolomics and Genomics facilities. Responsibilities will also include contributing to undergraduate education by teaching a mucosal Immunology course in the department, and to graduate education by developing a course in the area of research expertise. The faculty member will also contribute to other courses through lectures and/or labs in courses related to her/his areas of expertise. Consistent with Penn State policies, the faculty member is expected to be a good citizen in the Department and to serve on Departmental, College and University committees as appropriate. She or he should comply with all relevant policies and maintain high ethical standards. The salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. This position features a competitive start-up package and suitable research space. Qualifications: Applicants with a Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, or other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. At least three years of employment postdoctoral with publications on microbiomes is preferred. Utilization of modern approaches including metagenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics, as well as comparative approaches across species is encouraged. Successful candidates must possess excellent research, teaching, and grant writing skills, and demonstrate positive interpersonal relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with colleagues at Penn State and externally. Leadership experience preferred. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students across the university and community is required.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088