Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Buffalo, New York
Competitive salary to include and excellent benefit package.
Aug 25, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The ACS accredited Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Canisius College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry, to begin in August 2018. Applicants with a PhD in Biochemistry or closely related field will be considered. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level are preferred. Teaching responsibilities will be in Biochemistry and in Molecular Biology with laboratories. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in teaching at an undergraduate institution and directing undergraduate research projects. Canisius College offers competitive salaries and startup funds for research. This position is pending budgetary approval.

Canisius College strongly supports research with undergraduates and summer research funds are available to support both faculty and students. All department faculty are research active, and in a given summer, around 15 students work with faculty on research projects. The department is well equipped with equipment to support research and teaching.  Additionally, quality teaching is a top priority of the department and many faculty are actively involved in developing novel teaching strategies.  For information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, go to

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

The college is located in Buffalo, an affordable city with many cultural amenities and historic attractions (see the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center for information ).  Buffalo is within easy driving distance to many additional cultural and scenic attractions including Toronto, Niagara Falls, Alleghany State Park, and the Adirondacks to name a few.  In addition, the Buffalo Niagara International airport is served by all the major airlines and several low-cost airlines (Jet Blue, Southwest, etc.).  In addition, although Buffalo has a reputation for high snowfall, the city is actually located north of the snow-belt area, providing access to several ski resorts.

To apply, go to and click on View Current Employment Opportunities.  Applicants must submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of research plans including how undergraduates will be involved and estimated start-up funds, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching plans and philosophy. Also, please include the names, titles and email addresses of three references. Your references will receive an email from Canisius College requesting they submit their reference letter directly to Canisius College’s Human Resources Department.

Consideration of completed applications will begin in early October 2017.

For more information on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry e-mail For more information on Canisius College and Buffalo, NY, please go to