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Professor of Chemistry (Biochemistry)

Biola University
La Mirada, California
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Jan 22, 2022

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Biola University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biochemistry, open rank, in the Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering, to begin August 2022. 


The faculty member will teach undergraduate biochemistry lectures and labs, primarily for biochemistry, chemistry, and health science majors.  Additional courses to be taught include a course that introduces biochemistry and organic chemistry to pre-nursing majors.  Responsibilities also include advising and mentoring students towards a future career and in the faith, developing and assessing curriculum, and serving on school or department committees.  Additional responsibilities include helping to oversee and maintain the biochemistry laboratories and instrumentation.  Faculty members are expected to remain current in their field by conducting research and being active in their professional organizations.


Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Biological Chemistry, or a closely related field required, with expertise in biochemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry or organic chemistry preferred.  Preference will be given to candidates who are strong communicators with the ability to relate to a diverse student body, experience in developing student-focused instructional materials, a track record of research and publications, and the ability to lead undergraduates in original research projects.  It is desirable for the candidate to have prior college-level teaching experience and to be able to work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, small-college environment.   

The School of Science, Technology, and Health (SSTH) is the largest of the nine schools that comprise Biola University. SSTH serves both graduate and undergraduate students. Our mission is to train professionals who are grounded in a Christian worldview, are intellectually and technically proficient and are prepared to provide clear moral leadership in their respective fields. Our school is committed to a biblical vision of unity where diverse believers work together as one body under the lordship of Christ. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Biola is an evangelical Christian university in which faculty endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning.  Candidates must be willing to support Biola’s mission, and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a clear commitment to the integration of faith into their scholarship and teaching. Biola serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is accredited by WASC. 

As a private Christian University, Biola seeks faculty whose personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Theological Positions and maintain a lifestyle consistent with the Biola Standard of Conduct.  Applicants should send their CV, one-page statement of interest, and one-page Christian testimony through:

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