Biochemist/Bioorganic Chemist Assistant Professor

Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
Sep 20, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Biochemist/Bioorganic Chemist Assistant Professor


Posting Number: I00815

Employee Group: Faculty

Bargaining Unit: APSCUF

Location: Main Campus

Department: Chemistry

Employment Type: Regular FT


Work Schedule

The position will require teaching chemistry lectures and labs. Office hours (min 5 hrs/wk) will be expected. The position also requires carrying out undergraduate research and serving on department/college/university academic committees.


Position Summary

Slippery Rock University invites applications for a tenure track position assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry beginning in August 2018. Teaching responsibilities include the following undergraduate courses: Biochemistry I and II lecture and lab, Organic Chemistry I and II lab, and potentially General Chemistry I and II lecture and lab. It is expected that the faculty member will establish an undergraduate research program and serve on committees.


Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. or A.B.D in Biochemistry or Bioorganic Chemistry or closely related field is required. Doctorate must be completed by August 2018. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. A successful performance in an on-campus interview, including teaching and research presentations, is required. A commitment to the education of diverse populations is also required.


Preferred Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Bioorganic Chemistry and college level teaching experience is preferred.


Open Until Filled: No


Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must electronically submit a teaching philosophy and a plan for undergraduate research that is achievable at Slippery Rock University. These documents should be submitted as part of the online application. The teaching philosophy should be submitted using the “Teaching Philosophy” tab and the plan for undergraduate research should be submitted using the “Optional Document” tab.


Graduate and undergraduate transcripts are also required for this position. Applicants may either upload copies using the "Transcripts’ selection under documents or mail them to:

Dr. George Lengyel, Search Chair

Chemistry Department – 272 ATS

Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, PA 16057


At least 3 letters of reference are also required. They may be submitted by (1) uploading using the online system, (2) providing contact information (specifically email addresses) for references using the online system when solicited to do so as part of the application process or (3) mailing the letters to the search chair at the above address.


Official transcripts are required prior to appointment. Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 13, 2017.


To apply, visit


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