Assistant Professor in Neuroscience- Biological Sciences (Job ID #137842)

Chicago, Illinois
FT with benefits
Nov 05, 2020
Jan 04, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Neuroscience- The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Neuroscience. We seek candidates who utilize any combination of molecular, genetic, imaging, electrophysiological or behavioral tools to tackle fundamental questions in neuroscience. Areas of interest could include sensory neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, or developmental neuroscience. All scales of analysis and research will be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. Commitment to teaching excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs is expected.

 Located in the heart of one of the world’s great cities, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is the city’s only Carnegie Research 1 public university. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HIS). The Department of Biological Sciences, which resides in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has research strengths in Ecology and Evolution; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; and Neurobiology. The department currently has 28 tenure-line faculty and 9 non-tenure track faculty, 1800 undergraduate majors and nearly 100 graduate students. See for more information.

Neurobiology is a strength of the Department of Biological Sciences, bolstered by collaborations across the college, the UIC campus, and beyond.  The Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience (LIN) is an organization based in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences that brings together Neuroscientists from Biological Sciences, Psychology, Philosophy, and Chemistry. The LIN plays a key role in overseeing a unique major in Neuroscience and in strengthening graduate studies in Neuroscience both in our college and in collaboration with faculty in Psychiatry, Neurology, Anatomy, etc., in the college of medicine. We share a vibrant Neuroscience community with our sister Universities in Chicago, with extramural collaborations promoted by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium.

Candidate must have a PhD degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated record of research accomplishments.

For full consideration, please complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of 3 references, a letter of application indicating applicant qualifications, a vita, a teaching statement, and a summary of future research plans at  by January 4, 2021.Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit