Faculty Positions in Global Infectious Disease Research - Center for Global Health and Diseases

The Center for Global Health and Diseases (CGHD) in the Department of Pathology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is recruiting new faculty to expand its research portfolio at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level. Applications are encouraged from physician-scientists, candidates whose research involves international patient cohorts, and other candidates with basic science and translational research programs in immunity and pathogenesis of infectious disease of global health significance. Applicants with international collaborative research programs in human populations are particularly encouraged to apply. These positions will be supported by substantial start-up packages. The CGHD has research programs in adult and pediatric infectious disease, including malaria, schistosomiasis, filariasis and onchocerciasis, SARS-CoV2, HIV, and mosquito-borne viral diseases through international partnerships in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. The CGHD and Department of Pathology together support research from basic immunology to international clinical trials, an Immunology Training Program, and NIH training grants in both immunology and global health/infectious diseases. Annual research funding in immunology and infectious diseases exceeds $100M across CWRU and affiliates, and the Pathology Department is ranked in the top 10 nationally for NIH funding. Other institutional strengths include the CWRU Center for AIDS Research, the Tuberculosis Research Unit, the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine and the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology. CWRU values interdisciplinary thinking, creative collaboration and entrepreneurial ideas. It also believes strongly in the importance of diversity within its faculty and staff, both in terms of gender and underrepresented minorities.

CWRU is located in Cleveland Ohio, a central Midwestern hub for art, culture, and sports that boasts a low cost of living and outstanding schools making it ideal for family life.  University Circle is our campus that also houses the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum. Cleveland is home to Major League Baseball, Football and Basketball Teams and is surrounded by a ring of parks and the Great Lake Erie that are ideal for hiking, sailing and other outdoor activities. Cleveland is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a stunning lakeshore building designed by I.M. Pei.  The CWRU School of Medicine academic partner of 4 nationally and internationally renowned medical centers: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth Medical Center and Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. (Link to Cleveland area: https://www.thisiscleveland.com/)

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a demonstrated record of research success with substantial potential to obtain external funding. Candidates at the Associate or Full Professor levels should have robust and active research programs and demonstrable national/international reputations. Associate and Full Professor candidates should also be effective mentors and leaders. 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, a diversity and equity statement (see below), and names of 3 referees in a single pdf file to cghdsearch@case.edu.

Diversity and equity statement: Applicants are also asked to submit a statement (approximately 1/2 page) explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. 

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; to provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants may contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request an accommodation at any point in the application and hiring process; determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.