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Neuroimmunology Tenured Professor

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Open for negotiation
Closing date
Mar 31, 2024

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Job Function
Faculty Member
Research Area
Sensory Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Neuroimmunology Tenured Professor

The University of Chicago's Department of Neurology in the Biological Sciences Division (BSD), in collaboration with the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior, is searching for a tenured professor, either a physician scientist or a basic scientist, to hold its Goldberg Professorship. The appointee shall be someone who, in the opinion of the Dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Chairman of the Department of Neurology, has made and will continue to make significant contributions toward the development of treatments and potential cures for multiple sclerosis (MS) and/or other neuroimmunological disorders.

The appointee will also help to lead the creation of the University of Chicago Program in Neuroinflammation, capitalizing on the intersection of several existing programs in the BSD and throughout the University. These include the Center for Motor Neuron Disease, the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, and the Committee on Immunology, to name a few. We expect the appointee to facilitate collaborations within the Departments of Neurology, and Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, and with faculty throughout the Neuroscience Institute. Other duties of the appointee will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students. Compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) is dependent upon qualifications.

The University is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation. Opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration are abundant, both within and outside the Biological Sciences Division, and include faculty performing cutting-edge research in Immunology, Genetics, Neurodegeneration, and Molecular Engineering. The Neurology Department has a long history of world-class research and training in basic, translational, and clinical aspects of MS and Neuroimmunology. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago‚ Hyde Park. The appointee will have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. 

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, or PhD, in a related field 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, if applicable and 3) be Board certified or eligible in Neurology, if applicable.

We especially welcome physician scientists or scientists who have interest in research in this area and have a history of and currently hold extramural funding to apply. To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago‚ Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: Applicants must upload a cover letter, CV, and statement of research objectives.

Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.


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