Biology, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Tenure Track
Biology, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Biology, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology, Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
BIOLOGY (02112A)Department Name:
BIOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology who will participate in our Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 45 full-time faculty members, over 2,000 undergraduate majors and minors, and an MS graduate program. For more information about the department, please visit its website at http://www.luc.edu/biology and for information on the Neuroscience Program see http://www.luc.edu/neuroscience/index.shtml.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Faculty candidates are expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in their research, and be competitive for external funding. They will also teach two courses per semester supporting our new interdisciplinary Neuroscience major. Researchers in all areas of molecular, cellular, and electrophysiological neuroscience are welcome to apply.Qualifications:
The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, and proven excellence in research and teaching at the college level and be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education focused on social justice.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, and proven excellence in research and teaching at the college level and be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education focused on social justice.Open Date:
11/24/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website. Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:
Dr. William Rochlin, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorably factor experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/09/2021Open Until Filled: