The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) is soliciting applications for a faculty position in Emerging and Neglected Diseases; this position is open at any level (tenure-track or tenured). We seek candidates focused on microbiology, immunology, and/or infectious disease. Research on pathogens or infectious disease mechanisms with significance for global health is of particular but not exclusive interest. Applications from candidates focused on BSL3-level pathogens are also encouraged. The successful candidate should also be interested in serving as a member of the faculty leadership group for the Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases (CEND) to manage existing programs and develop new initiatives and programs that further the mission of CEND, and to collaborate with the dynamic group of CEND-affiliated faculty from diverse schools and departments on campus. We seek candidates with Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree (or equivalent) who have demonstrated excellence, originality and productivity in research, and interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Ph.D., MD, or equivalent is required by date of application. We are particularly interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Potential start date is July 1, 2015. 

Applications should be submitted online through Applications should include a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; copies of three significant publications; a brief description of research accomplishments; and a statement of research objectives and teaching interests. Inclusion of a cover letter is optional. Please direct any questions to

Applicants who are not currently tenured at an institute of higher education/are not a senior independent investigator should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are produced via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( ) prior to submitting their letters. 

Applicants who are currently tenured at an institute of higher education/are a senior independent investigator should provide contact information for 3 – 5 referees. Do not request letters through the system - we will only contact your referees if you are a finalist for the position, and we will seek your permission before doing so. Please note that your application will appear incomplete when you do not request the letters but will receive full consideration. 

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014. 

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: