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Assistant Professor- IL- Microbiology and Immunology

Midwestern University-HR
Downers Grove, Illinois
Closing date
Jul 24, 2024

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Life Sciences, Microbiology
Position Type
Full Time
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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, invites applications for a full-time (12 month), tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in microbiology with a focus on bacteriology or parasitology, at least two years of post-doctoral experience, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the delivery of team-taught microbiology and infectious disease courses offered to osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, biomedical sciences, and physician assistant students. Applicants are expected to establish an independent research program capable of obtaining extramural/NIH funding. Midwestern University has an active research community with diverse interests that provides ample opportunity for collaborative research.  A start-up package, office and research space, core facilities, and technical support will be provided. Applicants are expected to participate in service activities within the university and the general scientific community. 

Qualified and interested applicants should apply online. 

Your application packet should include: 

  • Cover letter 
  • CV 
  • Contact information for 3 references 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy 
  • Statement or research plan (< 3 pages) 

Applicants may send inquiries to: Michael Volin Ph.D., Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, 555 31st St., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515, 

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate allied health programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, and additional allied health programs. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. We encourage you to visit for additional details about our dynamic University. 

The Downers Grove, IL campus is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105-acre campus just 20 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. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.    

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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