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Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty positions in the field of Neuroscience

University of Illinois At Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Full salary package with benefits
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024



Job Title: Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty positions in the field of Neuroscience

Hiring Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Posting Close Date:  4/11/24 (5pm)


About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant, and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.





The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, at the University of Illinois Chicago anticipates hiring multiple tenure track faculty in the field of Neuroscience.  Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience with a preference for Assistant and Associate Professor candidates. We are seeking innovative and collaborative individuals whose research has demonstrated excellence in Neuroscience across a broad range of areas.  We especially seek and encourage candidates with research programs integrating mechanisms impacting neuronal function in normal physiology, aging and neurodegenerative disorders.



Duties and Responsibilities


The successful candidates will have excellent communication skills and be expected to articulate plans for establishing and maintaining an extramurally funded research program incorporating collaborations with UIC colleagues. Applicants will participate in teaching at the graduate and professional health sciences level and must have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).  Highly competitive salary and start-up packages commensurate with qualifications and experience are available.  Highly distinguished scholars may be eligible for nomination to the University of Illinois System Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program.


Preferred Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or MD/Ph.D.  degree with a strong publication record in leading peer-reviewed journals, and potential for extramural funding at the Assistant Professor rank or current extramural funding at advanced ranks.



Application Instructions

To apply, please visit: and upload a curriculum vitae, a teaching and research statement (no more than 2 pages), and the names and contact information for three references. For fullest consideration, the application must be received by 04/11/2024


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered.




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.




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University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This employment offer is contingent on your timely submission of proof of your vaccination. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes




Inclusive Statement:

Our goal is to attract world-class faculty.  UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

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