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Assistant Professor, Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology, and Infection, Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • 21 Nov 2023 2:43 PM
    Message # 13282271

    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
    Full-Time Faculty
    North Chicago, IL, US

    Position Summary

    The Center for Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology, and Infection at the Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. New members of the Center will join a highly successful and collaborative group of investigators that apply diverse and innovative approaches to better understand mechanisms of inflammation, microbial pathogenesis, and the immune response to infection and cancer. The Center is particularly interested in applications from individuals with research interests in cancer immunology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program that complements and extends the Center’s current strengths in cancer, host-pathogen interactions, and immune-mediated diseases. Our university encourages and provides opportunities for collaboration with researchers in other Centers.


    The successful applicant will have an academic appointment in the Discipline of Microbiology and immunology, where they will teach in the medical and graduate programs. They are also expected to mentor graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and other trainees and provide institutional service.

    Start-up packages and salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Please include in the application: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a research statement (2-3 pages) that includes prior research accomplishments and future research plans, and 3) contact information for at least three references. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted through the electronic applicant tracking system to be eligible for consideration.

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    Who We Are

    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an 85-acre campus in North Chicago, IL. We are the only graduate Health Sciences University in the United States named after a woman scientist and welcome applications for an Assistant Professor. The Chicago Medical School (CMS) at RFUMS is one of six medical schools in the Chicago metro area and offers extensive opportunities for collaboration with other scientists in the region. The medical school is committed to growing the research mission. As a part of this commitment, CMS has recently established six Centers of Excellence occupying a new 100,000 sq. ft. Innovation and Research Park. https://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/research/innovation-and-research-park/.  This facility promotes collaboration among academic scientists and industry partners to accelerate clinically relevant and translational research. The medical school has also initiated a new hiring phase, anticipated to include up to 10 tenure-track positions over several years. Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to Chicago Medical School’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education, and we encourage applications from candidates who identify with groups historically underrepresented in science and medicine.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    Candidates will devote most of their efforts toward independent scholarly research but will also be expected to provide some classroom education. Additionally, service to the College, University, and Profession is expected of all faculty in activities that are considered core to their primary role as a faculty member.

    Scholarly activities include:

    • Original scholarship
    • Grant procurement
    • Research mentoring
    Teaching responsibilities include:
    • Direct instruction
    • Curriculum management
    • Assessment
    • Advising and mentoring for students

    Service activities include internal and external participation to:

    • School and Institutional Committees
    • Peer review and study sections

    Conditions of Employment

    • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
    • Must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a university approved exemption

    Required Education & Experience

    • PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent degree.
    • 3-4+ years of postdoctoral research experience.
    • Display experience with, and commitment to research education, and service.
    • Candidates should demonstrate potential to establish and maintain an externally funded research program.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    • The ideal candidate will have a background in immunology, microbiology, or cancer biology.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with interprofessional faculty and staff.
    • Teaching experience or a personal commitment to and enthusiasm for education.
    • Commitment to upholding the values of the institution.

    Preferred Qualification

    • Evidence of scholarly productivity through impactful publications.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply for and obtain extramural funding.
    • Experience in mentoring and graduate-level teaching.

    Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

    Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

    EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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