Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics) Tenure-Track

  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 12, 2017
Full time Education Faculty Science Tenure Track

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Biology (Genetics) Tenure-Track

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, seeks qualified applicants for a newly authorized, full-time position in Genetics beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The Department of Biology has 48 full-time faculty members serving more than 1,600 majors and students from associated university programs at the Lake Shore Campus on Chicago’s North Side. For more information about the department, visit our website at

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to participate in teaching Genetics to a wide variety of science students and to biology majors. The incumbent is also expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in research, and be competitive for external funding. In addition, the incumbent will teach two courses each semester in general genetics and more advanced courses in a specialty area.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. in Genetics or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research, and experience teaching at the college level. Researchers in all areas of Genetics are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those utilizing molecular approaches in addressing genetic questions.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit, by November 15, 2017, a current Curriculum Vitae, a research and teaching statement, including the courses that they are prepared to teach, and a letter of interest to They should provide the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to comment on their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but may be consulted at subsequent points in the review process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications received before November 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at