Assistant Professor in Neuroscience

Chicago, Illinois Rogers Park
competitive salary with full benefits on a 9-month contract
December 18 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Department of Biology

Loyola University Chicago

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

Background: The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for academic year 2021-22.

As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in Cell and Molecular Neuroscience who will participate in our Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program. 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. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 45 full-time faculty members, over 2000 undergraduate majors and minors, and a MS graduate program. For more information about the department, please visit its website at and for information on the Neuroscience Program see

Duties and Responsibilities: 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 new interdisciplinary Neuroscience major. Researchers in all areas of molecular, cellular, and electrophysiological neuroscience are welcome to apply.

Minimum 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 focused on social justice.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) 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. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website. Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Dr. William Rochlin, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Biology

Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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 LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at

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