Employment Opporunity

Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

Midwestern Universitiy

Type: Junior Faculty (Assistant or Associate)

Primary Research Area: Other

Location: Chicago Metropolitan Area (Downers Grove, IL), Illinois, United States

Salary Range: $70,001 - $80,000

Submit CV, Resume or Application By: March 15, 2017


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

The Department of Biochemistry at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The 12-month position is supported by a competitive salary and benefit package, fully funded by the institution.

The successful candidate will participate in team-taught courses for osteopathic medical, dental, pharmacy, optometry and health sciences students in Biochemistry and related topics that may include cell biology, human genetics, metabolism, molecular biology and nutrition. Applicants with expertise to teach in several of these areas will be given preference.
The new faculty member will also have the opportunity to participate in the research training of graduate students and will be expected to be able to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding. Competitive startup funds will be provided, as will laboratory and office space.

Education and Experience:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent, with preference given to those with at least two years of post-doctoral training, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching of future health-care professionals.
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 applicants will begin March 15, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. Interested applicants should submit an application packet through MWU’s online job board.
1.Visit www.midwestern.edu
2.In the jump to section, select 'employment at MWU'
3.Under Resources, select 'employment at MWU’
4.For a list of current openings, select ‘click here’
5.Select ‘faculty’ for category and Illinois for location

Applications should include:
•Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
•Brief summary of research interests and plans
•CV (upload as an attachment or inserted as text)
•Application (you will be prompted to complete the online application)
•Contact information for 3 references

Applicants may send inquiries to: Nalini Chandar, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry, Midwestern University, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515 or by email to nchand@midwestern.edu.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

“Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).”

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

For more information, please contact:

Nalini Chandar, Ph.D. (Chair of Biochemistry)
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
United States