The Department of Physiology, College of Graduate
Studies at Midwestern University (MWU; Downers Grove IL;
invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position
at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position is
available beginning February 2022. Applicants must have earned a
Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have completed at least two years of
post-doctoral training, and possess excellent oral and written
communication skills. While previous teaching experience in
physiology at the graduate level is preferred, a passion for
teaching and a commitment to the education of future health-care
professionals is required.
Physiology faculty team-teach physiology in discipline-specific
and in integrated basic science courses that serve students
pursuing master’s degrees in Biomedical Sciences (thesis and
non-thesis options), and professional degrees in Osteopathic
Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Optometry.
Faculty are eligible for joint appointments in additional colleges
based on research or teaching collaborations.
Establishment of an independent biomedical research program
capable of attracting extramural funding is expected. The research
area is open. Development of internal and external research
collaborations is encouraged. A new core equipment facility has
strengths in histology, imaging, molecular and analytical biology.
The MWU Animal Resource Facility is AAALAC accredited. MWU is a NIH
R15 (REAP) eligible institution. The 12-month faculty position is
supported by a competitive salary and benefit package that is
funded fully by the institution. Laboratory space and start-up
funds are provided.
The Downers Grove, IL campus of Midwestern University is located
on a beautiful, wooded, 105-acre campus just 25 miles west of
Chicago, IL. There is easy train and expressway access to the
academic, cultural and recreational amenities of the city and
greater Chicagoland area.
Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until
the position has been filled. Applicants should submit their
application packet through MWU’s online job board. At www.midwestern.edu , select “Employment at MWU” from
the Quick Links drop-down menu. Select “Employment at MWU”; “View
Current Job Openings”; for Company Location select “Downers Grove,
IL”; for Job Category select “faculty”.
Application packet must include:
- A cover letter summarizing your interest in and suitability for
a faculty position at MWU
- Curriculum Vitae, including your formal teaching experience, if
- Personal statements of Teaching Philosophy, and Research
Interests and Goals
- Contact information for a minimum of three references
While applications must be submitted on-line, inquiries should
be directed to:
Paul McCulloch, PhD
Chair, Dept of Physiology
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Midwestern University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate
against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion;
creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including
pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity;
and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability;
citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed
services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in
accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R.
60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University
complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the
Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University
complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal