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Assistant Professor- IL- Anatomy

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, Illinois
Closing date
Feb 8, 2023

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Graduate School or University
Job Function
Position Type
Full Time
Senior Level

The Department of Anatomy, in the College of Graduate Studies, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will participate in team-taught Neuroscience courses within our graduate, medical and health professions programs covering topics in Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology and Clinical Neuroscience. Applicants will be expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding. Current research interests within the department include regeneration and plasticity, auditory system, myelination and demyelinating diseases, inflammation and immunology, metabolism, biological anthropology, and vertebrate paleontology.

To be considered for the position, you must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, a minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience, a commitment to excellence in teaching and a documented record of scholarly activity. Applicants with teaching experience are preferred. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022, and close when the position is filled.

The College of Graduate Studies offers research support in the form of startup funds, lab space, shared equipment, research staff support, access to a research core facility (, and a collaborative environment to ensure research success.

Applicants must submit an application packet through MWU’s website:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the bars in the upper right corner, click on ‘Quick Links’ drop-down menu
  3. Select ‘Employment at MWU’
  4. Select ‘View Current Job Openings’
  5. Select ‘Downers Grove, IL’ for Company Location and ‘Faculty’ for Job Category
  6. Open up the Job Details and select ‘Apply now’

Your application packet must include the following information in attachments:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Application
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Research development plan and possible funding sources

Applicants may send inquiries to Michael Ebeid, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Anatomy, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, 555 31st  St., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515,  However, applications must be submitted online.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post- graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences, public health, precision medicine and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredits the University. We encourage you to visit for additional details about our dynamic University.

The Downers Grove, IL campus of Midwestern University is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105- acre campus just 25 miles west of Chicago, IL. There is easy train and expressway access to the academic, cultural and recreational amenities of the city and greater Chicagoland area.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 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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