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Illinois State University
Normal, IL, United States (on-site)
8 days ago
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, United States (on-site)
8 days ago


Job Summary

The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University in Normal, IL ( invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track position in IMMUNOLOGY at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates who use innovative molecular approaches to study any area of immunology. These can include, but are not limited to adaptive or innate immunity, cellular immunology, regulation and signal transduction of immune responses, host-pathogen interactions, neuro-immunology, and development of the immune system. Candidates who plan to work with non-model systems are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to contribute to an undergraduate majors course in immunology and other related courses, and to develop a graduate course in their area of expertise.

Successful candidates are expected to establish a rigorous, nationally recognized, extramurally funded research program, publish scholarly research in quality, peer-reviewed journals, advise and mentor B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. students in their research groups, and provide effective, evidence-based instruction in their discipline.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Additional Information

The School of Biological Sciences comprises 24 faculty, 7 instructional faculty, approximately 65 graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.), and over 660 undergraduate majors. We value research and teaching, and offer a collegial environment fostering research collaboration among ecologists, conservation biologists, evolutionary biologists, cell and molecular biologists, physiologists, and neuroscientists, as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the college or the university. The School of Biological Sciences features modern microscopy, flow cytometry, vertebrate and aquatic animal care, greenhouses, and other shared facilities. The University and the School of Biological Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusivity of the campus community, recognizing that a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body enriches the scholarly experiences for the ISU campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and a demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community are encouraged to apply. We are sensitive to the needs and invested in the success of dual career partnerships. Information about the diverse and thriving Bloomington-Normal community can be found here: and here:

Illinois State University: Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate Connect Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via the Amtrak located 1 block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Work Hours


Proposed Starting Date

August 16, 2024

Required Applicant Documents

Please attach as a single pdf file the following:
i) a cover letter,
ii) curriculum vitae,
iii) a two-page research statement,
iv) a one-page teaching statement,
v) a one-page statement describing your interest in or effort toward furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion,
vi) pdf files of three representative publications, and
vii) names and e-mail addresses for three references.

Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.


1) A Ph.D. in immunology or a closely related field
2) Relevant post-doctoral experience
3) State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement of this position.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70755032
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Normal, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Illinois State University
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor of Immunology
  • Job Function: Academic Affairs
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