Biology, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Tenure-Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Sector
Science, Life Sciences, Neuroscience
Organization Type
Corporate
*Job Title:*Biology, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Tenure-Track
*Position Title:*Biology, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Tenure-Track
*Job Category:*University Faculty
*Job Type:*Full-Time
*FLSA Status:*Exempt
*Campus:*Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus
*Location Code:*BIOLOGY (02112A)
*Department Name:*BIOLOGY
*Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :*Yes
*Duties and Responsibilities:*The Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) seeks qualified candidates for a newly authorized, full-time position in Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The new faculty member is expected to participate in the interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, housed in the departments of Biology and Psychology. The Department of Biology has 48 full-time faculty members serving over 1,600 majors and students from associated university programs at the Lake Shore Campus on Chicago's north side. For more information on the department and the Neuroscience program please visit our web sites at [http://www.luc.edu/biology](http://www.luc.edu/biology) and [http://www.luc.edu/neuroscience/index.shtml](http://www.luc.edu/neuroscience/index.shtml). 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. Faculty are expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in their research, and be competitive for external funding. She or he will also teach two courses per semester supporting our interdisciplinary Neuroscience major. Researchers in all areas of neuroscience are welcome to apply, but preference is given to those with molecular, cellular, and/or electrophysiological approaches to issues in neuroscience.
*Qualifications:*The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research and in teaching at the college level, and must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
*Physical Demands:*None
*Working Conditions:*None
*Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:*The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research and in teaching at the college level, and must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.
*Open Date:*11/12/2021
*Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applicants should submit, by January 4, 2021, a current Curriculum Vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, including Neuroscience courses they are prepared to teach, and a letter of interest to [www.careers.luc.edu](http://www.careers.luc.edu). They should also submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (Inclusive Excellence Statement). They should provide the names and addresses of three individuals prepared to advise 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 January 4, 2020 will receive full consideration.LUC 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 the university's mission and focus on transformative education, please visit [www.luc.edu/mission](http://www.luc.edu/mission) and [www.luc.edu/misssion/transformativeed](http://www.luc.edu/misssion/transformed), respectively.
*Quick Link for Posting:*[https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/18168](https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/18168)
*Job Number:*8500115
*Organizational Location:*PROVOST
*Number of Vacancies:*1
*Desired Start Date:*08/15/2022
*Open Until Filled:*Yes

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