BIOS hiring assistant professor, gene-environment interactions


The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.

We seek to hire a rising star who investigates the genetic mechanisms underlying short-term ecological and/or long-term evolutionary responses of organisms to their environment. The ideal candidate will study evolutionary, ecological, and/or community processes using bioinformatic or genomic approaches, which might include, but are not limited to, metagenomics, transcriptomics, or comparative genomics. Research expertise might encompass any level of biological hierarchy, ecological scale, or organismal group. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. Commitment to teaching excellence in the graduate and undergraduate programs is expected.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary scientific community on the UIC campus and the Chicago area, as a member of a diverse department investigating a broad range of areas in biology, supported by excellent facilities and resources. Resources include outstanding core facilities for high performance computing, high-throughput DNA/RNA sequencing, imaging, mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, structural analyses, and automated screening.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree, with postdoctoral experience and a demonstrated record of research accomplishments. Ability to teach microbiology is preferred.

To receive full consideration, candidates must complete an on-line application, including the names and email addresses of three references, and submit a CV and statements of research and teaching interests, at by October 20, 2017. Questions should be directed to Jacquelyn DeLaurentis at

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.