Assistant Professor of Biology – Computational or Bioinformatics

Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

Posted 11/16/2022

The Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Illinois University anticipates hiring a tenure track Assistant Professor of Biology. We seek candidates from any biological discipline that heavily use computational or bioinformatics tools. Candidates whose research complements the department’s existing strengths are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate is expected to establish a robust, externally funded research program that involves graduate and undergraduate student researchers. The ideal candidate is also expected to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching of an upper-level course in bioinformatics, statistics, or biology- related computer programming. Experience working with diverse populations of students as well as evidence of inclusive and engaging teaching practices are highly desirable.

Additional responsibilities include mentoring and supporting students, training graduate and undergraduate students in biological research, and service to the department, college, university, and community. For details about the department, please visit
Northern Illinois and the Biological Sciences Department value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We expect candidates to equally value these principles and to serve as active participants in working toward DEI initiatives.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, prospective applicants should apply online at by December 1, 2022 and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of research (max 2 pages);
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (max 2 pages);
  • Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (max 2 pages) and;
  • Complete contact information for three professional references

Applications received after December 1, 2022 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Koop at [email protected]. Proposed start date: August 16, 2023.


Last Updated 11/16/2022