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Lecturer Faculty Position in Biochemistry

Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, Colorado
$45,000. Benefits include retirement plan, life and health insurance.
Closing date
Jun 19, 2022

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Western Colorado University invites applications for a lecturer position in biochemistry.  Primary teaching responsibilities include lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry, general chemistry, and other introductory courses in support of the degree programs in chemistry and biology.

The program in chemistry has approximately 60 majors and minors; three additional full-time faculty members; and a stockroom/laboratory coordinator. The program in biology has approximately 300 majors and minors; eight full-time faculty members; and a laboratory coordinator. Both programs have a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum.

DUTIES:  The position requires teaching 24 semester credits per academic year with the possibility of some reassigned time to conduct biochemistry related research involving undergraduates.  Responsibilities also include academic advising, assessment, and student recruitment.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A doctorate in relevant field is required.  Candidates must possess a strong commitment to innovative undergraduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching in both lecture and laboratory settings.  Collegiality and professional flexibility are characteristic of the department and will be sought in the successful candidate.

SALARY:  $45,000.  Benefits include an employee/employer shared contribution retirement plan, life and health insurance and dependent tuition benefits after one year.

START DATE:  August 2022

APPLICATION:  Apply online at  Required attachments to the online application include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and academic transcripts.

Three letters of recommendation are also required and these must be submitted via email to Lori Clement:

Please direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Jason Mullins,

Unofficial transcripts should be included with the application. Official transcripts are required prior to employment.

Screening of applications will begin June 13, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Western is a residential, public university with an enrollment of 3,000 students who come from across Colorado and all fifty states. Faculty members share a strong commitment to personalized education with the liberal arts as its core. They are student-oriented, collegial, energetic, and engaged in the campus and community. The curriculum provides flexibility where experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches are valued. Western supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity of all types including ability (physical, mental), social class, racial/ethnic, linguistic, religion, sexual orientation, age, experience, gender, and cultural. Please see our diversity statement, and our DEII Committee charge. The University is located in Gunnison, Colorado, a rural community 200 miles southwest of Denver. At an elevation of 7,700 feet in the southern Rocky Mountains, the Gunnison Valley provides exceptional year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Professionals have chosen Western because of the quality of life combined with rewarding careers. Visit to learn more about the university.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

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