Downers Grove, Illinois

The Department of Anatomy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants are expected to teach gross anatomy with cadaver dissection lab. At least two years of postdoctoral experience is required and individuals with demonstrated teaching expertise in gross anatomy will be given preference. Applicants are expected to establish an independent research program capable of attracting extramural funding. Departmental research areas include immunology, neuroscience, metabolism, developmental biology, biological anthropology, paleontology, and anatomy. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021 and close when the position is filled.

Applicants must submit an application packet through MWU’s website:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the bars in the upper right corner, click on ‘Quick Links’ drop-down menu
  3. Select ‘Employment at MWU’
  4. Select ‘View Current Job Openings’
  5. Select ‘Downers Grove, IL’ for Company Location and ‘Faculty’ for Job Category
  6. Open up the Job Details and select ‘Apply now’

Your application packet must include the following information in attachments:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Application
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests

Applicants may send inquiries to Michele Fornaro, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Anatomy, College of Graduate Studies, Midwestern University, 555 31st  St., Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515,  However, applications must be submitted online.

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 programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. 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. The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, accredits the University. We encourage you to visit for additional details about our dynamic University.

The Downers Grove, IL campus of Midwestern University is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105- acre campus just 25 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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