Assistant Professor of Biology

The College of Science at Benedictine University invites applications for a full time, tenure track assistant professor position in the Department of Biological Sciences beginning fall 2019. The department is seeking a candidate who has research interests and teaching expertise in at least one of the following areas: biomechanics, vertebrate biology, evolutionary or developmental biology. The position requires teaching a cadaver-based anatomy course and other courses within our core curriculum. The successful candidate will establish and participate in faculty/student research at the undergraduate level. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research program.

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 15 full time faculty members and houses three undergraduate biology programs: BS in Biology, BS in Health Science, and BA in Biology. There are over 600 undergraduate majors in the department with the majority of students seeking to pursue professional health degrees. We also have two Master’s programs in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Integrative Physiology. Our current faculty have expertise in physiology, ecology, microbiology, neurobiology, molecular biology, genetics, biological anthropology, and paleobiology.

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois 25 miles west of Chicago with additional campuses in Mesa, Arizona and Springfield, Illinois. Benedictine University seeks employees who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and contribute to the University’s mission and goals. As an institution, we are committed to our identity as Catholic and Benedictine in our values, our operations, and our curriculum in an effort to help each student, each employee, the local community, and each other thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic environment. The College of Science enjoys a location in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago, and delivers nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D.; a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience is preferred. Successful prior experience teaching undergraduates and a strong commitment to involving undergraduates in research are required.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those applications received by December 17, 2018.

Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of
five people who can be contacted confidentially as references, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy,
and statement of research interest through Academic Jobs Online at Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Krista Frickelton, College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532. Email: Fax: (630) 829–6547.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University’s rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer