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Assistant/Associate Professor of Molecular Biology

Purdue University Northwest
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 11, 2023

Job Details

Job Summary

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. Rank 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 specialty.

University Profile

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 (HLC).

Application Process

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 position.

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.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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