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Assistant/Associate Professor in Neuroinflammation- Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2023

Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Neuroinflammation

Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology

School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB- ) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks outstanding applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in the field of Neuroinflammation. The successful candidate will be part of the newly established Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago ( which focuses on research to understand inflammation and disease.


The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference by hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.


The Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology seeks candidates who will develop a vibrant and independent research program in the area of neuroinflammation. We are particularly interested in research programs that explore the molecular, cellular, and physiological basis of neuroinflammation and its dysfunction in neurological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, hyperexcitability disorders, psychiatric disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. The development of a strong interdisciplinary research program using cutting-edge technologies including “Big data”, “omics”, single-cell analysis, neuronal circuitry mapping, novel genetic tools, and/or high-resolution in vivo imaging, should be a high priority.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D or equivalent, in physiology, neuroscience, or closely related field, have a track record of research creativity and productivity, and potential for future independent research. The target starting date is August 16, 2024. Successful candidates will be located in the department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology within the School of MCB. The candidate will be expected to conduct independent research, participate in our undergraduate and Ph.D. programs, and teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position offers excellent laboratory facilities, relocation and start-up funds, and opportunities to work with outstanding graduate students. Salary is competitive.


The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus offers state-of-the-art research facilities and programs and collaborative initiatives that include the Cancer Center at Illinois, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, and multiple student training grants, as well as facilities for high-throughput screening, including high-throughput small molecule screening, flow cytometry and sorting, next generation sequencing and single-cell genomics, multi-model biomedical imaging (super-resolution microscopy, cryoEM, in vitro and in vivo imaging, including the 9.4 T MRI for small animals), tumor engineering and phenotyping, transgenic mice, proteomics, and metabolomics.


Urbana-Champaign offers the residential advantages of a medium-sized university city, excellent cultural opportunities, and a high quality of life paired with a low cost of living. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign received top rankings by Harvard University’s Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education for its pre-tenure practices in balancing work and home life:  


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To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through and upload your application cover letter, curriculum vitae, concise summary of past research accomplishments, statement of future research plans, and contact information for three professional references by October 31, 2023 (extended deadline). Applicants are highly encouraged to include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship have contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will promote the University of Illinois' and the College of LAS' commitment to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students.


We ask that all documents be uploaded in a single .pdf file as an upload in the “Resume/CV” section.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Although early applications are appreciated, and interviews may be conducted before the closing date, hiring decisions will not be made until after the closing date. Questions can be addressed to the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, 217-244-8116 or email:


The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1019086
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