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Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, 1-Year Visiting Position

The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 14, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time
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The Program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at The College of Wooster invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology to begin August 2022. Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in molecular and cellular biology as well as upper level courses and labs in biochemistry.  In addition, the visiting faculty member may also advise senior undergraduate majors in our nationally recognized Senior Independent Study thesis research program. The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

We are especially interested in hiring faculty who can contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (24% domestic students of color and 17% international students); all applicants are expected to discuss their experience working with diverse student populations. The Program in BCMB is housed in a new teaching/research space that opened in 2018. The BCMB program has 8 faculty members and graduates approximately 30 majors annually, many of whom pursue advanced study and/or careers in BCMB. For more information see

Applicants should submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts; a one-page teaching philosophy statement; a three-page research description of potential projects for mentoring undergraduate student research at Wooster; a one page statement detailing how the applicant has engaged and/or expects to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus and in the broader community; and three reference letters through Interfolio. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  Use this to submit an application via Interfolio.  If you have questions regarding Interfolio, please contact Mary Cornelius, Administrative Coordinator, at Questions about the position should be directed to Mark Snider, Chair of BCMB Program, at

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to inclusive excellence in undergraduate education. We are especially interested in hiring faculty who contribute to the intellectual vibrancy and diversity of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service, and who are committed to ensuring the success of diverse student populations. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a criminal background check and verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. Typically, the college is not able to sponsor H1-B visas for visiting faculty. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information on our nondiscrimination policy visit:

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