The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary DutiesTeach introductory and advanced courses in biochemistry at the undergraduate and Master’s-level, with some possible assignments in general or organic chemistry. Typically 9 contact hours will be assigned each Fall and Spring semester. Research expectations include the establishment of a independent research program that is commensurate with a Master’s-level institution and that fits well into the existing research framework of the department. Competitive start-up funds are available.
Minimum Acceptable QualificationsThe minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Additional QualificationsA PhD in biochemistry, another area of chemistry with a biochemistry emphasis, or other closely related field is required. A record of research publications relevant to biochemistry is required. Candidates should show a potential for excellence in teaching and independent research commensurate with a masters-level institution. A commitment to diversity in the educational community of faculty, staff, and students is also required.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
A January or August 2019 hire date is possible depending upon candidate availability.Teach courses in the area(s) of specialization, particularly classes in biochemistry, at the undergraduate and Master’s-level with some possible teaching of general or organic chemistry.
Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and a summary of research plans.
Professional references are required by the application, and may be contacted for phone interviews.
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