Submitted: 10 December 2020
Department: Biology
Institution: Loyola University Chicago
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 1 January 2021
Application URL:

Department of Biology Loyola University Chicago Assistant Professor in Genetics/Genomics

Job Title: Assistant Professor in Genetics/Genomics

Background: The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor for academic year 2021-22. The new faculty member is expected to participate in teaching Genetics and/or Genomics to a wide variety of science students in addition to Biology majors.

As part of a University-wide, multiyear hiring initiative designed to diversify the faculty, the department seeks applicants with expertise in Genetics/Genomics. As an urban-based Department of Biology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The successful candidate will be joining a department with more than 45 full-time faculty members, over 2,000 majors and minors, and MS graduate programs. For more information about the department, please visit its website at

Duties and Responsibilities: Faculty are expected to run a productive research laboratory, involve undergraduate and graduate students in their research, and be competitive for external funding. She or he will also teach two courses per semester, including general genetics, genomics, and more advanced courses in their specialty area. Researchers in all areas of genetics are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those utilizing molecular approaches in addressing genetic and/or genomic questions.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position will have a PhD in Genetics or a related field, postdoctoral research experience, proven excellence in research, and experience teaching at the college level. The candidate should be willing to support the social justice mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates should submit to (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:

Dr. John Kelly, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair Department of Biology Loyola University Chicago 1032 W. Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois 60660 Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at

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