The Department of Chemistry within the University of Alaska Anchorage is accepting applications for a full time tenure track position in Biohemistry. This is a tripartite position with a rank of Assistant Professor. The department seeks candidates whose professional interests combine a pursuit of excellence in classroom instruction, maintaining an active research program which includes undergraduate students, and a desire to responsibly grow a developing department. The department offers undergraduate studies in general, organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry. This position will primarily instruct the upper-division Biochemistry series, and will also rotate into 100-level and other upper division courses. The department serves an energetic Anchorage campus of 18,000 students and is located in a diverse and stunningly beautiful city. The salary and benefits are competitive and Alaska offers spectacular outdoor recreation. ( https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-arts-and-sciences/departments/chemistry) This is a 9 month, full time appointment with an expected start date in August 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Department seeks candidates dedicated to equity and diversity of the campus community and to promoting an environment that increases student knowledge about local, national, and global communities. Anchorage is a thriving, modern city of about 295,000 inhabitants of many nationalities (95 languages spoken) with a rich cultural life. For more information about living in Anchorage, consult: http://www.muni.org

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.

Required Experience: Length of time and type of experience required for this position should be appropriate to the rank of tenure track assistant professor. Applicants must have university level teaching experience with a record of research and publication or demonstrated potential for research and publication.

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry or closely-related field.
  • Instructor of record for college level Biochemistry.
  • Experience in the teaching and research of Biochemistry.
  • Strong interpersonal as well as communication skills (both written and oral).

Preferred Experience:

  • Online teaching experience.
  • Creative teaching strategies.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Community and University Service.

Typical Education or Training: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry or closely-related field at the time of appointment.


  • Primarily instruct the upper-division Biochemistry series, and will also rotate into 100-level and other upper division courses.
  • Work collaboratively with other faculty in the department, the Math and Natural Sciences Division and College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught.
  • Mentor students within the Department of Chemistry.
  • Engage with colleagues in a collegial and supportive manner.
  • Maintain an active research component, which includes competing for external funding, publication of peer reviewed manuscripts, and the inclusion of undergraduate students in the research process.
  • For this tripartite position, the specific workload is 60% teaching, 20% research and 20% service.

Please be prepared to upload the following items:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • A syllabus for college level upper division Biochemistry course
  • An assignment for college level upper division Biochemistry course
  • Names of three references with contact information including phone and email address
  • Unofficial transcripts verifying Ph.D. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry (Official Transcripts will be required prior to hire)
  • One example of research and scholarly activity (example: residencies, grants, publications etc.)

Some documents may need to be combined to accommodate the number of upload spots.

A personal website will not be considered appropriate substitute for the application materials listed above and will not be reviewed.

Please direct questions regarding the position to Professor Eric Holmberg at egholmberg@alaska.edu or 907-786-1289. Additionally any documents that you are unable to upload may be sent to Professor Holmberg.