Assistant Professor of Animal or Plant Physiology

Assistant Professor of Animal or Plant Physiology

School of Integrative Biology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The School of Integrative Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an outstanding scientist with a background and experience in plant or animal physiology for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology or a related field is required at the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will join one or more of the departments within the School (Departments of Animal Biology, Entomology, or Plant Biology) and develop an externally funded research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and collaborate with other faculty. Applicants will be evaluated on their record and promise of excellence in research and teaching.

The ideal candidate’s research on physiology will interface with ecology, evolutionary biology, development, behavior, and/or molecular genetics. Incorporation of a field component in the research will be especially valued.

Urbana-Champaign, located 120 miles south of Chicago, offers a variety of cultural opportunities that showcase the area's diverse ethnic population, superb public and private schools, quality public transportation, and a rapidly expanding community of high-tech businesses.

To ensure full consideration please create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials: application letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research and plans, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three or more professional references by the closing date of October 1, 2018. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. For further information contact: Physiology Search Committee; or 217 333-3488. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.


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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign