Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Purdue University Northwest
In Northwest Indiana just Southeast of Chicago
Competitive Salary
Oct 16, 2018
Nov 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Physical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Physics within the College of Engineering and Sciences.


  • Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Biochemistry or a comparable degree in a closely related discipline.
  • One or more years post-doctoral or clinical experience is required.
  • Documented teaching success and a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom.


The successful candidate will be expected to teach biochemistry and/or chemistry (both lecture and lab-based courses) at the undergraduate and graduate level, perform research and scholarship, and mentor undergraduate students.  Some courses may be taught in the evenings.  Applicants with experience in teaching physical chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Purdue University Northwest (PNW)

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is an academically comprehensive, student-centered university located in northwest Indiana, just southeast of Chicago. As an independent university within the Purdue University system, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community for its more than 10,000 students through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Offering nearly 70 academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions and competitive rankings. The university is widely respected for its faculty’s dedication to student success through experiential learning and collaborative research across its two culturally diverse campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana.

The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,600 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. In addition to the Department of Chemistry and Physics, the college includes: a Department of Biological Sciences; a Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; and a School of Engineering with a Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering and a Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The college also contains three distinguished and award-winning research centers, which include: Center for Innovations through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS), Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center, and Water Institute.

Department of Chemistry and Physics

The Department of Chemistry and Physics is an integral part of the College of Engineering and Sciences, and includes 9 full-time chemistry faculty, 8 full-time physics faculty, and 4 staff members.  We offer courses leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ACS) with a concentration in material science, and minors in chemistry, physics, and astrophysics.  The unit also offers numerous service courses that support other degree programs around the university.  The chemistry curriculum is designed to address broad career goals including graduate education.  All majors are required to participate in faculty-mentored research.  Recently, the department has seen significant internal and external interests in expanding offerings in both undergraduate and graduate-level biochemistry, which are likely to include program development.  With the opening of a new 68,000 sq. ft. Bioscience Innovations Building in fall 2020 and the potential emergence of bio-oriented engineering programs within the School of Engineering, the department also sees significant opportunity for expansion of both teaching and research collaborations in this area.  For additional information about the department, please visit


The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position on November 9, 2018; and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applicants are encouraged to have application materials submitted by November 2, 2018.  A complete application packet will include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching philosophy and interests, and names and contact information for three references. 

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating experience, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Applications should be sent electronically to Susan Delatorre at and receipt of applications will be acknowledged. Refer to “PNW Asst. Prof.-Biochemistry” in the subject line.

Visit our web site for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.

Purdue University Northwest is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.