Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry

Yeshiva University
New York City, New York
Jul 20, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry

Job No: 495583

Work Type: Faculty Full-time

Department: General Undergraduate

Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY

Categories: Education/Teaching

Position Summary:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, a 4-year liberal arts women's college located in mid-Manhattan, New York City, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2022. An individual is sought with research expertise in Biochemistry to teach undergraduate courses in Biochemistry and Introduction to Chemistry and develop a research program in the field of biochemistry.

Position Responsibilities:

• The teaching load as an assistant professor is 6 credit hours per semester (two courses typically)

• Successful candidates will be expected to develop anexperimentalresearch program focusing on biochemistry and chemical biology. Potential areas include, but are not limited to bioorganic chemistry, enzymes and proteins, nucleic acids, antibiotics, and carbohydrates.

• Develop a vibrant on-campus research program that is attractive to extramural funding agencies and is suitable for undergraduate student research. The research program must be implemented within the context of existing research and instrumentation.

• Advise and mentor students, demonstrate excellence in teaching, participate in departmental and university activities, and exhibit community service.

Experience & Educational Background:

• A Ph.D. in Biochemistry and/or related area in chemical or biomedical sciences

• Postdoctoral experience with a record of scholarly achievement required

Skills & Competencies:

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching

• Research expertise in biochemistry/chemical biology (as specified above) and ability to establish a robust research program

Application Instructions:

Applicants should include a cover letter addressing prior teaching experiences and relevant expertise, a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page max), a research statement (5-page max) and a curriculum vitae.

These items should be saved as a single pdf file, and submitted using the link below. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021, with successful applicants being requested to provide three letters of reference prior to the interview. The search will continue until the position is filled.

About Us:

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations

Application Instructions:

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Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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