Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences



Job description

Lisle, IL

Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Open Tenure Track Position, Biological Sciences
Appointment to begin Fall 2021

The College of Science at Benedictine University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Biological Science beginning Fall 2021 to teach in both in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The department is seeking a candidate with teaching and research experience in human physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, or histopathology. Preference will be given to candidates with a molecular biological focus in their research program. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate core curricula and establish an active faculty/student research program mentoring students.

The Department of Biological Sciences consists of 15 full time faculty members and houses graduate (Master’s) programs in Clinical Exercise Physiology and in Integrative Physiology; A third program in Molecular and Cellular Biology will commence in Fall 2021. In addition, the department houses three undergraduate biology programs: BS in Biology, BS in Health Science, and BA in Biology. There are over 50 graduate students and 500 undergraduate majors in the department with the majority of students seeking to pursue health professional degrees. 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 an additional campus in Mesa, Arizona. 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:

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in a relevant area; a minimum of one year postdoctoral experience is preferred. Successful prior experience teaching 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 October 2, 2020.

How to apply

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 the Benedictine University Human Resources site at Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Tonia Rucker, College of Science, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532. Email: [email protected] Fax: (630) 829-6547. It is the University’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, handicap, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or membership in any other group protected by law.

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.

Benedictine University is dedicated to the education of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. As an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage, we prepare our students for a lifetime as active, informed and responsible citizens and leaders in the world community.