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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Stress Center

Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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Rosalind Franklin Univ. of Medicine & Science

Job Type: Full-Time Faculty
Location: North Chicago, IL, US

Position Summary

The Center for the Neurobiology of Stress Resilience and Psychiatric Disorders (NSRPD) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. New members will join a core group of highly successful and collaborative investigators focused on the neurophysiology of stress disorders and resilience within a wider community of neuroscientists at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Center NSRPD faculty). The successful candidate will be expected to complement the current research strengths in areas of behavioral neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, neurophysiology and pain; applicants with research programs related to the areas of motivated behavior, psychiatric-, or stress-related disorders are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates are expected to develop a vibrant, externally-funded research program and contribute to teaching in the medical and graduate programs, including mentoring of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Faculty appointments will be in the medical school in Physiology and Biophysics. Start-up packages and salary are competitive and commensurate with academic credentials and experience.

Who We Are

Rosalind Franklin University is committed to growing the research mission, in part, through the recently built, state-of-the-art research facilities in the Innovation and Research Park. The new facilities house the Brain Science Institute, which includes the Center for the Neurobiology of Stress Resilience and Psychiatric Disorders, the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics, and the Center for Brain Function and Repair. Research Centers for Genetic Diseases, Proteomics and Molecular Therapeutics, and Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology, and Infection are also located in the new building. These facilities are designed to promote interaction among scientists across different fields and with biotech firms and industry partners to address clinically-relevant issues and promote translational research. Researchers will have access to RFUMS core facilities as well as the nearby Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (VA Medical Center) and Great Lakes Naval Training Center, which are potential sources of collaboration and research opportunities.

RFUMS is committed to the inclusiveness and diversity of its faculty. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups, women, Black/African American, Latinx, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, all of which will contribute to the diversity of our faculty and enhance the excellence of our university community and the education of our student body.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develop an extramurally funded research program
  • Active participation in the scientific community, attending meetings and publishing in high impact journals relevant to the field
  • Contribute to medical and graduate teaching, and the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
  • Service on select administrative and student committees
  • Adherence to University policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

All full-time faculty members employed by RFUMS are expected to engage in activities that are considered core to their primary role as a faculty member. These activities may include teaching, scholarly activity, and service.

Teaching responsibilities vary and may include:
  • Direct instruction
  • Curriculum management
  • Assessment
  • Advising and mentoring for students

Scholarly activities vary and may include:
  • Original scholarship
  • Grant procurement
  • Research mentoring

Service activities vary and may include internal and external contributions through:
  • Committees
  • Contributions to the profession
  • Recruitment
  • Direct patient care

Scholarly activities and/or clinical activities are negotiated and determined at the department level and are primarily based upon the faculty track.

Required Education & Experience
  • PhD or MD degree
  • Minimum 3-4 years of post-doctoral research experience
  • Demonstrated productivity and contribution (e.g., presentations, publications, grants, patents, etc.) to a given area of research Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse environment
  • An official transcript for the highest degree earned
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
  • Must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a university approved exemption

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and staff
  • Collegiality and strong ethical standards

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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Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-05

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