Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Orange, California
Sep 16, 2019
Oct 15, 2019
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

General Information
Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, beginning August 2020.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Currently ranked #5 in Regional Universities West, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman University has been elevated to R2 status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10% of all U.S. Universities. Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching.

Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Schmid College’s new 140,000 sq ft home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information on Schmid College of Science and Technology can be found at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

The successful candidate will have a strong research record, excellent teaching skills, and a coherent plan for engaging undergraduate students in research. Requirements include a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemistry or related field. Outstanding applicants in all areas of biochemistry will be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to lead a rigorous research program, which will include securing extramural funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to establish a research program with undergraduate student involvement and teach biochemistry lecture and laboratory. The candidate will also teach introductory general chemistry classes as needed and be expected to contribute to upper division biochemistry courses.

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.

Contact Information
Candidates should submit application materials electronically at the following link:

  • Chapman University Faculty Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy, including candidate's experience with diversity and inclusion (3 pages max)
  • Statement of Research (4 pages max)
  • Contact information for three references

Application review will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Warren deBruyn, Search Chair, at Please use "Tenure Track Biochemistry Position" as the email subject line. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. 

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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