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Professor and Chair of Biology

Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Teacher Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) and IIT Research Institute (IITRI) are soliciting applications for a unique joint appointment as Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at Illinois Tech and Senior or Principal Scientist at IITRI.  The successful candidate will allocate 70% effort to the Biology Department and 30% effort to research at IITRI.  This position will begin with the 2022–2023 academic year. 

Investigators with robust, extramurally funded research programs in any area of biology are invited to apply.  IITRI and Illinois Tech offer strong collaborative research opportunities in infectious disease, drug discovery/development, cell and molecular biology, pulmonary biology, cancer biology, and preclinical toxicology and pharmacology.

The Biology Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, bioinformatics, and biophysics.  IITRI operates 100,000 square feet of research space, including a large vivarium, cell and molecular biology laboratories, analytical chemistry suites, and in vitro and in vivo laboratories providing containment at the (A)BSL-2 and -3 levels.  IITRI also maintains a large library of select agents.   

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in a life sciences-related discipline and the current academic rank of full professor (preferred) or associate professor with tenure.  It is expected that the Illinois Tech appointment will be made at the level of full professor with tenure; the IITRI appointment will be made at the Senior or Principal Scientist level, based on funding history.

To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (with publication list) and contact information for a minimum of four references to  Application reviews will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

With a very diverse student body of 7,800, Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused research university located in the global city of Chicago.  Illinois Tech offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, engineering, business, architecture, design, and law.  One of 22 members of the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech provides an exceptional education centered on active learning, and its graduates lead the state and much of the nation in economic prosperity. Illinois Tech students are empowered to discover, create, and solve, and are thereby uniquely prepared to succeed in professions that require technological sophistication, innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.

As an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer, Illinois Tech is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within our community.  We seek applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration.

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