Biology, Assistant Professor in Genetics/Genomics, Tenure Track

Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Job Title Biology, Assistant Professor in Genetics/Genomics, Tenure Track Position Title Biology, Assistant Professor in Genetics/Genomics, Tenure Track Position Number Job Category University Faculty Job Type Full-Time FLSA Status Exempt Campus Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus Location Code BIOLOGY (02112A) Department Name BIOLOGY Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No Duties 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 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.

Qualifications

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.

Physical Demands None Working Conditions None Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

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.

Open Date 11/24/2020 Close Date Special 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 their 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 (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC ). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Dr. John Kelly, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
jkelly7@luc.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 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 factor favorably 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 http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/14596 Job Number 85TBD Organizational Location PROVOST
Posting Details

Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 08/09/2021 Position End Date Open Until Filled Yes Applicant Documents
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  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
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