Assistant Professor Biochemistry tenure-track

Marquette, Michigan
Oct 02, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Position: The Department of Chemistry at Northern Michigan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Chemistry.  This is a campus-based, tenure-track position to begin in August 2020.

The Department of Chemistry has seventeen full-time faculty and offers undergraduate degrees
in ACS-certified chemistry, biochemistry, forensic biochemistry, and medicinal plant chemistry.
Further information about the department can be found at
Northern Michigan University, with 7,900 students and 177 degree programs, is located along
the shore of Lake Superior in the vibrant, historic city of Marquette, consistently named a top
spot in the nation to raise a family, vacation, and enjoy an excellent quality of life. See more at
Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be involved in teaching the
biochemistry offerings at NMU. Typical workload will include a combination of upper-level
labs and lectures. Depending on experience and interest, there is also an opportunity to take an
active role in the forensic chemistry course, upper level instrumentation courses, or medicinal
plant chemistry courses. The successful candidate is expected to establish a research program in
biochemistry that would actively involve undergraduates. Appropriate levels of departmental and
university service will be a part of the position’s responsibilities.
Mininmum Qualifications: The applicant must have an earned Ph.D in Biochemistry,
Chemistry or a closely related field. Prior teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Excellent oral and written communication skills
and time management skills. Commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated
excellence in teaching. Ability to develop research projects appropriate for NMU and appropriate
for undergraduate student involvement. Excellent problem-solving skills and laboratory diagnostic
capabilities. Ability to work well with instructional team, including but not limited to
fellow instructors and laboratory assistants.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Post-doctoral experience; teaching experience at the
university level; experience with a variety of biochemical techniques; willingness to participate
in departmental activities.
Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted through November
1, 2019. Applications received after that date will not be considered. All applicants must include
a letter of application, a current vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research
interests, unofficial transcripts, and contact information (names, addresses, email addresses, and
telephone numbers) for three references. To apply for this position please visit:
NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer including protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.