Biology, Assistant Professor in Genetics/Genomics, Tenure-Track
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 26584
Job Description Summary:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2024. The Department of Biology has 48 full-time faculty serving 1,600 majors and is located on the university's Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/biology.
Located on Chicago's vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Biology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants.
The person hired into this faculty position will be expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in their research, and compete for external research funding. This faculty member will also teach a total of two courses per semester in general genetics, genomics, and more advanced courses in their specialty area. Researchers in all areas of genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or a related discipline are welcome to apply.
Requirements include a PhD in genetics or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research, and experience teaching at the college level. The candidate also should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.