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Assistant Professor- IL- Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL

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The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics in the College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The 12-month position is supported by a competitive salary and benefit package, fully funded by the institution.  

The successful candidate will participate in team-taught courses for osteopathic medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry, and health sciences students in Biochemistry and related topics that may include cell biology, human genetics, metabolism, molecular biology, and nutrition.  Applicants with expertise to teach in several of these areas will be given preference. 

The new faculty member also can participate in research training of graduate students and will be expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding.  Competitive startup funds will be provided, as will laboratory and office space. 

Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with at least two years of post-doctoral training, excellent oral and written communication skills, and strong commitment to excellence in teaching of future healthcare professionals. 

Qualified and interested applicants should apply online:  Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Statement of research interests and plans

Applicants may send inquiries to: Sandra Inouye, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University at 623-537-6626.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate allied health programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, and additional allied health programs. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. We encourage you to visit for additional details about our dynamic University. 

The Downers Grove, IL campus is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105-acre campus just 20 miles west of Chicago, IL. There is easy train and expressway access to the academic, cultural, and recreational amenities of the city and greater Chicagoland area. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care accounts.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, childcare subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us, and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.    

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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