Benedictine University, Biology

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Position ID:Benedictine University-Bio-ASTPROFBIOSCI100222019 [#15217]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Genetics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/22, finished 2020/06/16, listed until 2020/04/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Open Tenure Track Position, Biological Sciences

Appointment to begin Fall 2020

The College of Science at Benedictine University invites applications for a full time, tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Biological Science beginning fall 2020 to teach in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.  The department is seeking a candidate with a background in Human Genetics who has research interests and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: molecular biology, stem cell biology, and biopharmaceuticals. The successful candidate will also contribute to the undergraduate core curriculum and establish an active faculty/student research program mentoring undergraduates.

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 15 full time faculty members and houses three undergraduate biology programs: BS in Biology, BS in Health Science, and BA in Biology. There are over 500 undergraduate majors in the department with the majority of students seeking to pursue professional health degrees. We also have two Master’s programs in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Integrative Physiology.  Our current faculty have expertise in physiology, ecology, microbiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, biological anthropology, and paleobiology.

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois 25 miles west of Chicago with an additional campus in Mesa, Arizona. Benedictine University seeks employees who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and contribute to the University’s mission and goals. As an institution, we are committed to our identity as Catholic and Benedictine in our values, our operations, and our curriculum in an effort to help each student, each employee, the local community, and each other thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic environment. The College of Science enjoys a location in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago, and delivers nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences.  

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D.; a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Successful prior experience teaching undergraduates and a strong commitment to involving undergraduates in research are required.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those applications received by November 30, 2019.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of five people who can be contacted confidentially as references, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interest through Academic Jobs Online at

Candidates who are offered a faculty position at Benedictine University must present Official Transcripts and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in order to be considered for the position, and must present them to Human Resources before the position starts.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution.  This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532

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