TENURE-TRACK Assistant Professor Division-level search 2022-2023

The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
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The University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division (BSD) and Pritzker School of Medicine seek first-term tenure-track assistant professors from the breadth of biology, medicine, public health and related fields.  We especially welcome applicants

  • whose research spans more than one of our ten existing non-clinical departments (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/about/basic-science-departments) as well as the Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Pediatrics, and/or brings new expertise to our Division;
  • who view themselves as part of a community of scientists, intentionally create opportunities for connection and belonging in their professional relationships, and have ideas to change, grow and improve the culture of science and academia;
  • who have experience, skills, and interest in building a community and training next generation scientists;
  • who seek to launch their independent biological/biomedical research careers at a university featuring a top-ranked biological science division located on a small campus footprint alongside outstanding physical sciences, molecular engineering, undergraduate programs, and a leading academic medical center.

In addition to the basic science departments, the BSD comprises thirteen research-intensive clinical departments (https://biologicalsciences.uchicago.edu/about/clinical-departments), and numerous interdisciplinary graduate programs, institutes, and centers. [We encourage simultaneous application to departmental searches; see https://academicjobs.uchicago.edu/positions.] 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/112730.   Applicants must upload (a) a cover letter addressing the above narrative, (b) a CV including bibliography, (c) a research statement, and (d) a teaching statement that can describe the applicant’s experience in teaching  and mentoring diverse students [The University’s Diversity Statement can be found at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity].

Review of complete applications will begin no earlier than November 1, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled.

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 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

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