Assistant Professor

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and established School of Medicine guidelines
September 02 2019
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Assistant Professor

Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 School of Medicine

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, IL 62901


Two faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the Department of Physiology and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, SIU Carbondale.  The positions include a 100 percent time, tenure track, 12-month state-funded salary, spacious research facilities, and competitive start-up funds.


Research:  Conduct research in the biomedical sciences or biochemistry, prepare and submit grant proposals, prepare and publish papers, attend scientific meetings and present talks and posters; guide the research programs of graduate students; and supervise other laboratory personnel.

Teaching:  Prepare and deliver lectures and/or laboratory experiments in courses taught by the department in the undergraduate (Physiology department only) and graduate curriculums and participate in the medical school curriculum as a facilitator and/or resource faculty.  Serve on graduate thesis and dissertation committees.

Service:  The faculty member is expected to become engaged in service activities beneficial to the department, university, and the scientific community.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physiology, Biochemistry or related field.  Postdoctoral experience and evidence of high quality research is required.  The specific area of research of the candidate should be competitive for extramural funding and preferably complement existing departmental strengths in physiology (cancer biology, endocrinology, neuroscience, and reproduction) or biochemistry (gene regulation, RNA biology and genome integrity). 

This is a security sensitive position.  Before any offer of employment is made, the university will conduct a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a criminal background check. 


Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and established School of Medicine guidelines.


Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Earliest effective date of employment is July 1, 2020.


Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating departmental preference, curriculum vitae, description of research interest, teaching statement, and arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to:

Faculty Search Committee

Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

School of Medicine

Mail Code 6512

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1125 Lincoln Drive

Carbondale, IL  62901


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SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population.  All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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