Microbiology Faculty Position

Chicago, Illinois
October 05 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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Job Type

Position Title: Microbiology Faculty Position

Req # 03922

The University of Chicago's Department of Microbiology in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at any rank, and invites applications. We seek applicants pursuing research on any area of microbiology and related areas.

At The University of Chicago, we are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago's Hyde Park. Appointees will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available, as will the potential for interactions with our affiliates, Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

The successful candidate would also have opportunities to interface with the Microbiome Center, comprising faculty from 30 different departments at The University of Chicago, as well as the Physical Sciences Division and the Institute for Molecular Engineering. The Department offers access to gnotobiotic animal research, flow cytometry, high-throughput genomics and biocontainment facilities. In collaboration with the Duchossois Family Institute (https://tinyurl.com/y7392n78), investigators will have additional access to biorepository, metabolomics, medicinal chemistry, single-cell genomics facilities, and informatics resources including large-scale data integration and analytics. The successful candidate will become a member of the Committee on Microbiology, and, if appropriate, of other Committees in the Biological Sciences Division (https://tinyurl.com/ybfczsbs), which focus on graduate education. The position provides the opportunity to teach outstanding graduate and medical students with strong interests in microbiology and medical sciences as well as exceptional undergraduate students in The College at The University of Chicago.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be considered, those interested must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website https://tinyurl.com/ydhw6brh. Applicants must upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae with bibliography, and a statement on past and prospective research. Three letters of reference must be sent to mperley@bsd.uchicago.edu and must be received before applications will be considered. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.