Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry or Bioinorganic Chemistry

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 01, 2020
Closes
Dec 31, 2020
Field of specialization
Biochemical
Job Type
Full time

Loyola University Chicago

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry or Bioinorganic Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Biochemistry or Bioinorganic Chemistry, for academic year 2021-22. Applicants with a special focus on spectroscopic investigation of metalloproteins are preferred to complement the department’s existing research strengths in enzyme and protein chemistry, but other areas of biochemistry and bioinorganic chemistry will be considered. The Department offers Ph.D., M.S., and ACS -approved BS degrees. For more details about the department, visit http://www.luc.edu/chemistry.

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The selected candidate will be expected to maintain an internationally competitive, externally funded research program and participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level teaching. Candidates will contribute to teaching the biochemistry and/or inorganic chemistry portions of the curriculum (based on the candidate’s preference and expertise). In addition to teaching and pursuing their own scholarship, candidates are also expected to involve undergraduate students in research and to engage in service for the department, college, and university.

Qualifications

Evidence of significant scholarly activity in both the prior doctoral and postdoctoral positions is preferred. Preference also will be given to candidates whose research record and interests focus on fundamental aspects of biochemistry or bioinorganic chemistry. Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry and have completed at least one postdoctoral appointment. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for classroom instructional excellence and a strong ethic of student mentorship or provide evidence of such capacities. In addition, candidates also must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Evidence of significant scholarly activity in both the prior doctoral and postdoctoral positions is preferred. Preference also will be given to candidates whose research record and interests focus on fundamental aspects of biochemistry or bioinorganic chemistry. Applicants should have a PhD in chemistry and have completed at least one postdoctoral appointment. Applicants must demonstrate the potential for classroom instructional excellence and a strong ethic of student mentorship or provide evidence of such capacities. In addition, candidates also must be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.

Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement on teaching philosophy and experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendations from individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of scholarship, teaching and mentorship, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers for shortlisted candidates will receive an electronic prompt from LUC ).

Written inquiries about the position can be sent to gmoran3@luc.edu or to the address below.

Graham Moran, Ph.D.,
The Carl J. Moore, Sr., Endowed Chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Chairperson of the Search Committee
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Loyola University Chicago
1068 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed