Assistant Professor Biochemistry (Tenure Track)

University of Arkansas Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Commensurate with experience and education
Closing date
Jan 11, 2022

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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry to start in 8/15/2022. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.

We seek a candidate with a strong and developing national reputation, achieved through a compelling research record.  The candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized research program in the area of biochemistry and to teach biochemistry effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The University of Arkansas has made significant research investment in the broadly defined research areas of biochemistry, metabolism, biophysics, biomedicine, neuroscience, biomaterials, and biomedical data science. A new $194.7 million grant has created the Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research (I3R): ( The National Institutes of Health has recently established the Arkansas Integrative Metabolic Research Center:

The University of Arkansas is a recipient of the NSF ADVANCE Award (2021-2024).  The University of Arkansas Empowering Network Groups for Arkansas Gender Equity (ENGAGE) program promotes institutional change for intersectional and gender equity in STEM departments and across campus.  The UofA ENGAGE program identifies, analyzes, and addresses institutional inequities while cultivating faculty equity and success by eradicating institutional barriers and harnessing institutional resources and mentoring networks.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of proposed research (ten-page limit, including a short one-page summary), a statement of teaching interests and philosophy (one-page limit), a diversity statement (one-page limit), and a list of three professional references willing to provide confidential letters of recommendation.

Completed applications received by 01/04/2022 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Francis Millett, at

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit:

This position requires a national criminal background and registered sex offender check.

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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