Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Faculty - Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology
Loyola University Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: 20520
Job Description Summary:
The Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANTPROFESSOR level.
We seek a colleague whose research focuses on the biology of aging across the lifespan to participate in the newly established Center for Healthy Aging and Resilience Mechanisms (CHARM) https://ssom.luc.edu/physio/charm/ . Candidates' research interests may include foundational mechanisms of aging or translational research in aging. Departmental faculty are actively engaged in diverse aspects of aging research including RNA biology across the lifespan, mechanisms of endocrine signaling in menopause, redox biology, and mechanisms of progression of degenerative disease. Other strengths in the department include cardiovascular biology and cell mechanics. Candidates with research programs in aging that are complementary to those areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants investigating diseases associated with aging may be considered, but only if their research program is directly focused on the process of aging and how mechanisms of aging impact that disease. Applicants focused on aspects of age-related disease not connected to aging mechanisms will not be considered.
Departmental research areas, resources, and facilities are described here: www.stritch.luc.edu/depts/physio. The SSOM is undergoing growth in all of its basic science departments. Laboratory space will be in the state-of-the-art Center for Translational Research and Education (www.luc.edu/ctre). The faculty applicant will be expected to sustain an independent, externally-funded research program, and contribute to graduate and medical education. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience with strong publication records. Review of applications will commence immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply for this position, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, and contact information for three references at www.careers.luc.edu.
The Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology values and is committed to fostering a culture of equal opportunity for all persons. We strongly encourage individuals identifying as members of under-represented groups and women to apply. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty.
Doctoral degree and postdoctoral experience with a strong publication record are required
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation's largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to ten schools and colleges: arts and sciences, business administration, communication, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, continuing and professional studies, and social work. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. Recognizing Loyola's excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.