The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Biochemistry beginning August 2017.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities will be based on the successful candidate’s area of expertise, but may include Biochemistry I and II, Advanced Biochemistry Lab, special topics, chemistry for non-science majors, and general chemistry. The development of an active research program involving undergraduates is expected. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution, is located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., and has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. Our chemistry program is ACS approved and our biochemistry program is accredited by ASBMB. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our academic, cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, cv, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy incorporating an explanation of how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/35465. Questions may be directed to Dr. Pam Mertz, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin September 8, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. St. Mary's College of Maryland (www.smcm.edu) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.