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 new faculty member is expected to participate in teaching Genetics and/or Genomics to a wide variety of science students in addition to Biology majors. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 45 full-time faculty members, over 2,000 majors and minors, and several MS graduate programs. For more information about the department, please visit our website at http://www.luc.edu/biology.
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 members 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 in general genetics, genomics, and more advanced courses in their specialty area. Researchers in all areas of genetics are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those utilizing molecular approaches in addressing genetic and/or genomic questions.
The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Genetics or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research, and experience teaching at the college level. The candidate should be willing to support the social justice mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Internal Number: 14596
About Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.