Midwestern University Assistant Professor - IL - Biomedical Sciences in Downers Grove, Illinois

The Biomedical Sciences Program in the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University (Downers Grove, IL) invites applications for a tenure track faculty position available September 1, 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The 105-acre Illinois campus of Midwestern University is located 45 minutes west of downtown Chicago. Midwestern University is an independent institution of higher education committed to the education of healthcare professionals. The Biomedical Sciences Program, along with the Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, Clinical Psychology, and Occupational Therapy Programs comprise the College of Health Sciences. The College serves approximately 800 full-time students in master and doctoral level programs each year. The Biomedical Sciences Program offers a 9-month coursework only Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences degree, and a 21-month research-based Master of Biomedical Sciences degree.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an elective course in their area of expertise, and also contribute to the Program’s teaching responsibilities in the following courses: Biostatistics, Pathophysiology, Laboratory Research, Fundamentals of Research, Literature Review, Thesis Proposal, and Seminar. Candidates with experience teaching statistics, including the use of statistical analysis software, are especially encouraged to apply. In addition, the candidate will be expected to serve as a student research mentor and advisor. The candidate will also 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, diabetes, gastrointestinal physiology, heavy metal toxicology, obesity, and proteomics. Startup funds will be provided as will laboratory and office space in a new basic science building. 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 one of the following disciplines (e.g. Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Pathology, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Microbiology/Immunology, or Physiology), 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-professional students.

Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae that includes teaching philosophy and experience, a brief summary of research interests and future research plans, and contact information for three references.

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).