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Assistant Professor - IL - Physiology - College of Graduate Studies

Midwestern University - Downers Grove
Downers Grove, Illinois
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Feb 18, 2022

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The Department of Physiology, College of Graduate Studies at Midwestern University (MWU; Downers Grove IL; ) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The position is available beginning February 2022. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have completed at least two years of post-doctoral training, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.  While previous teaching experience in physiology at the graduate level is preferred, a passion for teaching and a commitment to the education of future health-care professionals is required.

Physiology faculty team-teach physiology in discipline-specific and in integrated basic science courses that serve students pursuing master’s degrees in Biomedical Sciences (thesis and non-thesis options), and professional degrees in Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences and Optometry. Faculty are eligible for joint appointments in additional colleges based on research or teaching collaborations.

Establishment of an independent biomedical research program capable of attracting extramural funding is expected. The research area is open. Development of internal and external research collaborations is encouraged. A new core equipment facility has strengths in histology, imaging, molecular and analytical biology. The MWU Animal Resource Facility is AAALAC accredited. MWU is a NIH R15 (REAP) eligible institution. The 12-month faculty position is supported by a competitive salary and benefit package that is funded fully by the institution. Laboratory space and start-up funds are provided.

The Downers Grove, IL campus of Midwestern University is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105-acre campus just 25 miles west of Chicago, IL. There is easy train and expressway access to the academic, cultural and recreational amenities of the city and greater Chicagoland area.

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit their application packet through MWU’s online job board. At , select “Employment at MWU” from the Quick Links drop-down menu. Select “Employment at MWU”; “View Current Job Openings”; for Company Location select “Downers Grove, IL”; for Job Category select “faculty”.

Application packet must include:

  1. A cover letter summarizing your interest in and suitability for a faculty position at MWU
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including your formal teaching experience, if any
  3. Personal statements of Teaching Philosophy, and Research Interests and Goals
  4. Contact information for a minimum of three references

While applications must be submitted on-line, inquiries should be directed to:

Paul McCulloch, PhD

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Chair, Dept of Physiology

Midwestern University

555 31st Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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