Assistant Professor (Biochemistry; tenure-track; undergraduate)

Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 20, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Biochemistry – SAMFORD UNIVERSITY (Birmingham, Alabama) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in biochemistry starting August 2021. 

Ph.D. degree in biochemistry or chemistry is required; postdoctoral research and/or teaching experience is desirable. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in biochemistry, with additional duties in general or nursing chemistry. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an active research program in biochemistry (broadly defined) involving undergraduate students.  Start-up funds are available along with support for summer research students. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in various service activities in the department, college and larger university community.

Samford University and the Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.  

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and continue until October 30, 2020.

For more information, visit our web site at

Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae with names and contact information of three references, description of teaching experience, description of research interests and activities, along with an application for faculty position and the faculty applicant Christian mission statement (links below).

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at:

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:
ATTN: Chemistry Department Chair

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).