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University of Utah Microbial Genomics Faculty, Tenure Track with Rank DOQ, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Microbial Genomics Faculty, Tenure Track

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as possible


The Department of Internal Medicine within the University of Utah’s School of Medicine seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Microbial Genomics. Candidates with expertise and a research program that would complement the Department’s strengths in antimicrobial resistance, healthcare-associated infections, travel medicine, and gastrointestinal diseases are particularly encouraged to apply. The Department partners with basic and translational researchers in the University-wide Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease (3i) Initiative, with strong investigative groups in host-pathogen interactions, inflammatory bowel disease, neurologic diseases, global health, and cancer; the University is also a premier academic environment for bioinformatics and data science. In addition, the University is closely affiliated with investigators at ARUP Laboratories (, a premier reference laboratory with extensive microbiologic resources, expertise in diagnostics, and access to clinical samples and isolates.

Qualified candidates must have a MD, DO, and/or PhD, and a research track record that supports an independent research program. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and appointments will include a competitive start-up package.

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Inquiries may be sent to:

Daniel Leung, MD, MSc (

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Matthew Samore, MD (

Professor and Chief, Division of Epidemiology

University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The university is located in Salt Lake City, which has been named one of the top 10 mid-sized American cities. The city is a thriving hub for innovation and the arts. Salt Lake City is surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, which offer ample opportunity for outdoor adventure, including 9 ski resorts within an hour of campus. As a university, we are committed to supporting our faculty, staff and students to lead balanced lives, while achieving success in their professions. We aim to create a space that is safe and welcoming for all, and where all employees are meaningfully engaged and have equal opportunity to succeed.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/10/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02722F

Type Faculty