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Assistant Professor- IL- Biomedical Sciences

Midwestern University
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Biomedical Sciences Program in the College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position available July 1, 2022, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The 105-acre Illinois campus of Midwestern University is located in Downers Grove west of downtown Chicago. Midwestern University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to the education of healthcare professionals. The Biomedical Sciences Program, along with the Public Health and Precision Medicine Programs, comprise the College of Graduate Studies. The Biomedical Sciences Program offers both a 9-month coursework only Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences degree and a 21-month research thesis-based Master of Biomedical Sciences degree, graduating about 110 students each May.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an elective course in their area of expertise and contribute to the Program’s core teaching responsibilities which may include the following courses: Research Design & Methodology, Fundamentals of Research, Pathophysiology, Literature Review, Laboratory Research, Journal Club and Seminar. Candidates with prior experience teaching research design are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, the candidate will be expected to serve as a student research mentor and academic and healthcare professions advisor. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program. The research area is open; however, the current research emphases in our department include cancer cell biology, biomaterial development for tissue engineering, gastrointestinal and endocrine physiology, gut microbiome, obesity, diabetes, and heavy metal toxicology. Startup funds will be provided as will laboratory and office space. Extramural sources of research funding at Midwestern University have included the NIH (R15, RO1, and R21), private foundations, and industry.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a Biomedical Sciences discipline (e.g., Biochemistry, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Toxicology), and at least two years of post-doctoral training, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong commitment to teaching, research and advising pre-health professions students.

Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae that includes teaching philosophy and experience, a summary of research interests and future research plans, and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted online at Inquiries about the position should be directed towards Kathy J. LePard, Ph.D., Program Director of Biomedical Sciences (

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 Pay Acts.

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