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Instructional Professor (open rank) in Quantitative Biology

University of Chicago – UofC
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Life Sciences, Cell Biology
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Full Time
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer
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Instructional Professor (open rank) in Quantitative Biology

The University of Chicago's Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology is accepting applications for a full-time instructional professor. Rank and term will be commensurate with qualifications. This is a career-track position with potential progression, competitive salary, and benefits.

The appointee will play a key role in implementing new instruction in graduate-level quantitative biology, serving a newly funded Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) training program, as well as other National Institutes of Health T32 training programs and associated graduate programs. The appointee will be responsible for partnering with MCB faculty to develop and co-teach new courses and workshops, including (a) a new graduate course on fundamentals of biological data analysis, (b) modular short courses and workshops covering advanced topics in quantitative data analysis, mathematical modeling/computer simulation, and best practices in rigorous and reproducible science and (c) practical workshops that align with the missions of core facilities serving graduate students in these programs. The appointee will be responsible for developing, evaluating and refining the practical hands-on components of these courses and workshops, and for introducing similar components into existing graduate courses. We especially welcome applicants who have served as the primary instructor for an undergraduate or graduate course.

In addition, the appointee will also be expected to provide mentorship and guidance to graduate students seeking to establish core competency in programming, computation and statistics, or seeking advanced knowledge and mastery over quantitative methods and approaches specific to their thesis research. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a PhD or equivalent degree in quantitative biology or a related field, and 2) have prior university level teaching experience, either as the primary instructor or as a teaching assistant. We prefer applicants with experience in quantitative biology and who can begin on or around 1 July 2023. 

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago's Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:   and upload: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching statement in part describing knowledge and experience in teaching, mentoring students, developing new courses, and providing instruction in quantitative approaches to biology, 4) a syllabus from a course taught as primary instructor, and 5) names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will end when the position is filled.

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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

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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