Open Rank Tenure/Tenure -Track Faculty - Bioinformatics

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
The Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering
United States IL Chicago


The Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at assistant, associate or full professor level. We are seeking rising or established world leaders in bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, and computational bioengineering. UIC, located just west of downtown, is the largest public research university in the metropolitan Chicago area with a total annual budget exceeding $2 billion and research expenditures exceeding $300 million. The campus has 15 colleges and schools including one of the largest medical schools in the country, serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, with over 30,000 students, 2,000 faculty and 8,000 staff.

The Department of Bioengineering has a core group of faculty members in bioinformatics and computational biology, and has a total of 25 full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty and over 100 affiliate faculty, with about 325 undergraduate, 75 MS and 100 PhD students. The Graduate Programs in Bioinformatics were established in 2003, with current enrollment of 16 PhD students. A BS program in Bioinformatics is being launched in Fall 2019 in collaboration with the UIC Department of Computer Science. In addition, the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is being formed in Fall 2019 (pending IBHE approval) . The Department of Bioengineering has a long tradition of working closely with basic sciences, health and life sciences researchers to pursue interdisciplinary research. The Bioinformatics Unit is located on the medical campus, and the department is jointly operated by the College of Engineering (COE) and College of Medicine (COM) at UIC, enabling close cross-disciplinary collaborations.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a major research university with a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, the University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Screening of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled.


We seek rising or established scholars who will engage in transformational research. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related subject, and should be outstanding technically in their basic science and engineering field, with strong collaborative interests in specific areas. Applicants will be judged on their research achievement and potential, their track-record and potential to attract major extramural research funding, and their capability to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

We will consider candidates in all areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, systems biology, and computational bioengineering. Specific areas of interests include but are not limited to: quantitative understanding and engineering of molecular, sub-cellular, cellular, and tissue organization, multiscale modeling, applied/translational bioinformatics, image informatics, health informatics, and other areas related to precision medicine such as sensor informatics and predictive modeling of health. Compensation will be field-competitive.

Start date

August 16, 2019

How to Apply

For fullest consideration, apply electronically no later than January 15, 2019 with a complete vita, separate 1-page summaries of your experience and vision for research and teaching, and contact information for five evaluators who have agreed to write letters of reference at: