Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Biological Chemistry

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Commensurate with education and experience.
Aug 23, 2017
Oct 22, 2017
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University expects to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor, although applications from more senior candidates may be considered. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biochemistry and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The position requires teaching chemistry and biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establishing a vigorous, externally supported research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants with research interests in the area of biophysical chemistry or studies aimed at mechanistic function and structure of macromolecules are particularly encouraged to apply. We are a Ph.D. granting department whose mission is to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. In 2017, WFU began offering new interdisciplinary degree programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Engineering in a redeveloped state-of-the-art 115,000-sq.ft. facility in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (IQ, http://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/) in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Outstanding opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist at this location and with numerous WFU Centers (http://provost.wfu.edu/centers-and-institutes/) and Wake Forest School of Medicine (http://www.wakehealth.edu/school/). Wake Forest is a private collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts education with the intellectual vitality and broad opportunities of a research university. For quick facts about the University, go to http://admissions.wfu.edu/discover/facts.php. Interested applicants should apply via the University's career website at: http://www.wfu.careers/ with a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy; as well as the names and contact information of 3 references. Please note materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 16, 2017.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.