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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Employer
Kalamazoo College
Location
Michigan
Salary
Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience.
Closing date
Oct 1, 2021

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. The position will begin September 2022. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or the equivalent, is required. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduate students in scholarship both inside and outside of the classroom. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (http://www.kzoo.edu/). It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Approximately 10% of its students major in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit. Kalamazoo is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise (https://www.kalamazoopromise.com/home.php). The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. The campus is thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan. The area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a summary of scholarly interests and research plans, a statement addressing experience working with underrepresented students and pedagogical ways to create an inclusive classroom, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Jeffrey Bartz, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295. Links for submission of application materials and instructions for how to submit letters of recommendation in pdf form are found at  https://www.kzoo.edu/search/chemistry. The Departmental website can be viewed at: http://www.kzoo.edu/chem.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1400 students. The College’s K-Plan offers an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (www.kzoo.edu). The College has a distinguished record in undergraduate science education with the Chemistry Department currently ranked 6th nationally in the percentage of graduates earning Ph.D.s in Chemistry. Kalamazoo offers an ACS-accredited B.A. in chemistry and graduates around 30 majors per year. Graduates of the Chemistry Department pursue studies in the health care field, graduate-level work in the discipline, or move directly into industrial positions. With this appointment, the Chemistry Department will expand to seven full-time faculty members. The Department's instrument holdings include a 400 MHz NMR, LC-ESI-MS, GC/MS, UV-vis/Fl, IR, AA, Raman, and HPLC. The Chemistry and Biology Departments occupy the Dow Science Center that features individual student-faculty research laboratories and smart classrooms. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.
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