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Assistant Professor in Microbiology/Immunology 

Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in biology starting in August 2020. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses focused on human health including microbiology, immunology, and additional courses depending on the candidate’s area of interest. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop a research program with undergraduate students, preferably in an area relating to human health. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to mentor students preparing for many different careers including a range of health professions. A Ph.D. in microbiology or immunology, or a closely related field is required.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising.  The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students.  Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential.  Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student-centered teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 90 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to

  • On the subject line, please put Attn: Laura Corey, Chair of the Biology Search Committee.
  • Letter of application. 
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring students preparing for a range of careers. 
  • A statement of research interests involving undergraduate students. 
  • Three letters of reference. 

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.