Downers Grove, Illinois

The Department of Pharmacology at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in pharmacology or a closely related field, at least two years of post-doctoral experience, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the delivery of team-taught pharmacology courses for students in: osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, biomedical sciences, and physician assistant studies. Applicants are expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural/NIH funding. Field of research is open, but ideally will complement ongoing departmental projects in the areas of toxicology, molecular pharmacology, immunopharmacology, and cardiovascular pharmacology. Applicants are expected to participate in course administration and service activities within the university and the general scientific community. Tentative start date as early as July 2021.

Interested applicants should submit an application packet through MWU’s online job board:

  1. Visit
    2. In the Quick Links section, select 'employment at MWU'
    3. Select 'view current job openings’
    4. Select Faculty for Category and Illinois Campus for location

Your application packet should include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement or research plan (< 3 pages)

Applicants may send inquiries to: Joshua Edwards Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Pharmacology, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, 555 31st St., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515,

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate allied health programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, and additional allied health programs. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. We encourage you to visit for additional details about our dynamic University.

The Downers Grove, IL campus is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105-acre campus just 20 miles west of Chicago, IL. There is easy train and expressway access to the academic, cultural, and recreational amenities of the city and greater Chicagoland area.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Downers Grove, Illinois

About Midwestern University


Healthcare education is what we do. We're an established leader with an exciting vision for the future. Midwestern University offers programs that give you solid footing in the sciences, extensive hands-on experience in outstanding clinical rotations, and a compassionate perspective toward your patients.


You'll learn side-by-side with students in other health professions, modeling the team approach to 21st century healthcare practice. And you'll learn from faculty mentors who are dedicated to preparing their future colleagues for the realities of patient care. Our graduates are found in leading hospitals, private practices, laboratories, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities across the United States.


Midwestern University. We're tomorrow's healthcare team.

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