Overview

The Department of Chemistry at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in biochemistry to begin August 2018. The successful candidate will teach biochemistry lecture and lab and will also contribute to the teaching of introductory level courses in organic and/or general chemistry, depending on background and interests. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop advanced courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. A commitment to excellent teaching in a culturally diverse environment is expected. Development of a strong research program in some area of biochemistry (including bioorganic, bioinorganic and chemical biology) that complements current research within the department and that involves undergraduate and MS-level research students is also expected.

A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related field is expected (ABD considered) with postdoctoral experience preferred. We seek someone with the potential to be an outstanding teacher/scholar and who contributes to advancing diversity efforts within the sciences. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Molly McGuire, mmcguire@bucknell.edu.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns.