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Midwestern University Assistant Professor - IL - Genetics/Genomics in Downers Grove, Illinois


The Precision Medicine Program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, available in the 2020/2021 academic year. This 12-month position in the College of Graduate Studies is supported by a competitive salary and benefit package, and is fully funded by the institution. Applicants must have earned a PhD or equivalent degree with at least two years of postdoctoral experience and a strong commitment to excellence in the teaching of future healthcare professionals. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

We are seeking outstanding individuals dedicated to effective teaching and research in order to prepare our graduates to be leaders capable of providing the most advanced precision medical care to patients. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong and current genetics/genomics background. The ideal candidate would also have significant research experience in a relevant area such as epigenomics, transcriptomics, pharmacogenomics, whole-genome sequencing and analysis, proteomics, metabolomics, biomarker discovery, or microbiome studies, with the intention to address important biological problems.

This position involves a significant amount of teaching with highly motivated professional students, but also offers the opportunity to develop a strong research program and to engage in other scholarly activities. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent research program with the potential for attracting extramural funding. Midwestern University has an active research community with diverse interests that provide ample opportunity for collaborative research. A start-up package, office and research space, core facilities, and technical support will be provided.

This position is available on either our Downers Grove, Illinois campus (near Chicago) or on our Glendale, Arizona campus (near Phoenix), at the preference of the applicant.

Qualified and interested applicants should apply online at The following application materials must be submitted in PDF format: 1. Cover letter of application2. Curriculum vitae3. Statement of teaching philosophy4. Statement of research interests describing future research plans5. Contact information for three references

The search committee will begin the review of applications on March 15th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Additional inquiries may be directed to Garilyn Jentarra, Ph.D., Program Director, Precision Medicine Program at

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and postgraduate education for students in the health sciences. Please visit our website at for more information about our campus and programs.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 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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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)