Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications and
nominations for a tenure-track position in the Department of
Biological Sciences in the field of Molecular Biology.
and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications. The
expected start date for this position is August 5, 2024.
Qualifications and Responsibilities
Applicants must have earned a terminal doctorate by the time of the
appointment. We seek an individual whose expertise is broadly
defined within the framework of molecular approaches to the study
of physiological processes. Researchers in the areas of toxicology,
biomedical engineering, forensic genetics or applied biotechnology
are encouraged to apply, but other specialties will be considered.
The successful candidate is expected to carry out an active
research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students.
Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate class in
genetics, courses in biotechnology and a course in their
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan
university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our
students and in our community. Located in Northwest Indiana, near
Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Park, we value academic
excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.
PNW serves approximately 8,800 students, with more than 70 areas of
study at the baccalaureate, master’s and applied doctoral levels.
Academic programs are offered within six colleges that have
operations on two campuses located in Hammond and Westville:
- College of Business
- College of Engineering and Sciences
- College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences
- College of Nursing
- College of Technology
- Honors College
The university is consistently ranked among the best regional
universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges
report. Our nursing, engineering, computer science, and
cybersecurity programs are among those earning national
recognitions. PNW also is recognized for social mobility among
Midwest regional universities. As a member of the Great Lakes
Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC). PNW Pride compete in
NCAA Division II athletics with more than 300 student-athletes
excelling both in the classroom and in competition. Purdue
Northwest is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the
position on October 1, 2023 and will continue to accept
applications and nominations until the position is filled. To
apply, applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter;
2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and
4) contact information for three professional references.
A background check will be required for employment in this
For inquiries, please contact the College of Engineering and
Sciences, Biological Sciences; Purdue University Northwest; 2200
169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323; Phone: (219) 989-2404.
Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in
all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and
engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas
in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current
interest, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate
that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully
committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
protected veterans are encouraged to apply.