Benedictine University, Biology

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Position ID:COS-Bio-ASTPROFBIOSCI07272020 [#16593]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / Biology
Appl Deadline:2020/10/02 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/07/27, listed until 2020/10/29)
Position Description:    

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Open Tenure Track Position, Biological Sciences

Appointment to begin Fall 2021

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 2021 to teach in both in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  The department is seeking a candidate with teaching and research experience in human physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, or histopathology. Preference will be given to candidates with a molecular biological focus in their research program. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate core curricula and establish an active faculty/student research program mentoring students.

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 15 full time faculty members and houses graduate (Master’s) programs in Clinical Exercise Physiology and in Integrative Physiology; A third program in Molecular and Cellular Biology will commence in Fall 2021. In addition, the department houses three undergraduate biology programs: BS in Biology, BS in Health Science, and BA in Biology. There are over 50 graduate students and 500 undergraduate majors in the department with the majority of students seeking to pursue health professional degrees. 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. in a relevant area; a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience is preferred.  Successful prior experience teaching 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 October 2, 2020.

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 the Benedictine University Human Resources site at Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Tonia Rucker, College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532.  Email:   Fax:  (630) 829–6547.  It is the University’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicap, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or membership in any other group protected by law.

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Further Info:
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

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