Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tenure-Track Position in Biochemistry

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commensurate with experience and education.
Aug 29, 2017
Sep 28, 2017
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Chemistry Department at Augsburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in biochemistry, beginning August, 2018. Review of applications will begin October 23, 2017.

Augsburg’s Chemistry Department is an ACS certified program. The Department expects to move into a new facility, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion, featuring state-of-the-art classrooms, teaching labs and dedicated faculty-student research space, in spring 2018.

The successful candidate will primarily teach in the area of biochemistry with additional teaching responsibilities in lower division chemistry courses, depending upon candidate’s expertise and interests. Candidates should demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and research in biochemistry or interdisciplinary areas related to biochemistry. A PhD in chemistry is required (ABD considered); post-doctoral experience and/or previous college-level teaching experience preferred. Applicants should have a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarship activities involving undergraduates. A reduced teaching load from the standard 3-3 can be negotiated to support setting up a research lab and for seeking external grant funding. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities in working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.

To apply for this position, please go to, and submit the following documents (merge into one PDF file, please):

Cover letter

Complete curriculum vitae

Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

A 2-page statement of research plans (not including references)

A 1-page statement of teaching philosophy

As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Inquiries about this position may be directed to Prof. Vivian Feng:

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The university’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers:  the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.  Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away.  In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System.  In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Augsburg College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.