The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
October 11 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


The University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and Pritzker School of Medicine seek applications for tenure-track assistant professor positions. The BSD comprises ten basic science departments (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/about/basic-science-departments), thirteen research-intensive clinical departments (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/about/clinical-departments), and numerous interdisciplinary graduate programs, institutes, and centers. These assistant professorships are for those who will best complement and extend the research and educational contributions of the existing faculty, and are not restricted to any specific discipline. Appointment will be in an appropriate department of the BSD.

This search complements numerous department-based searches (see https://academicjobs.uchicago.edu/positions ); we encourage multiple applications to all searches of interest.

The University of Chicago is an exciting center of scientific discovery and innovation, and opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and participation as a teacher and mentor for our trainees. Most university divisions and centers, including the Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago Medical Center, Physical and Social Sciences Divisions, and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, are contained within one compact campus in Chicago’s vibrant Hyde Park neighborhood, where many faculty and students live. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available, as will the potential for interactions with our off-campus affiliates, Argonne National Laboratory and the Marine Biological Laboratory.  The BSD supports its faculty through offices such as Faculty Affairs (https://voices.uchicago.edu/bsdfacultyaffairs/ ), Diversity and Inclusion (https://voices.uchicago.edu/bsddiversity/ ), Core Facilities (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/resources/osrf-core-facilities ), and Academic Affairs (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/resources/oaa-academic-affairs-landing ).

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be considered, those interested must apply through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: https://apply.interfolio.com/96422. Applicants must upload a CV including bibliography, a research statement, and a teaching statement (which may include a description of the candidate’s experience in teaching diverse students [the University’s Diversity Statement can be found at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity]). We will consider group applications if each member applies; please indicate this in the statement.

Review of complete applications will begin no earlier than November 15, 2021 and repeat at least quarterly thereafter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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