Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences

DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 21, 2022

The Department of Biological Sciences at DePaul University is pleased to invite applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin autumn 2023.

Applicants must hold a PhD and be broadly trained in Biology with a preference given to those focused on Developmental Biology with experience in one or more of the following: molecular biology, cellular biology, bioinformatics, or genomics. All fields of developmental biology and all systems will be considered. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education in a diverse environment and will establish an active independent research program that includes both undergraduate and graduate Master’s students. Teaching responsibilities will include some combination of developmental biology, molecular biology, general biology, courses for non-science majors and possibly other courses related to the candidate’s interests and expertise. In addition to teaching and research activities, the faculty member will participate in service opportunities while contributing to an established, vibrant Department of Biological Sciences. Dedicated research space and startup funds are available. The Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped teaching, research and support facility, including a 2,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art staffed animal care facility.

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Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants should apply online with a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research agenda, statement of efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusivity, general list of equipment and supply needs with cost estimates and contact information for three references.  References will be emailed with a link to upload their recommendations.

To apply, please visit the following URL:

E-mail Dr. John V. Dean ( for additional inquiries.

With over 22,000 students, DePaul is one of the largest private non-profit universities and the largest Catholic university in the country. The College of Science and Health is the third largest college at DePaul, enrolling over 3,000 students. The college includes programs in mathematics, psychology, physics and astrophysics, environmental science and studies, chemistry and biochemistry, biological sciences, neuroscience, health sciences and nursing. The College of Science and Health provides high quality, personalized, accessible science and health education to a diverse student body, grounded in the values of St. Vincent de Paul.  Our teaching and research advance knowledge and service to society. The College is located on DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus. DePaul’s location in Chicago also offers opportunities for collaborative research and use of facilities at a number of neighboring institutions.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. Members of groups historically underrepresented in science are particularly encouraged to apply.


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