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Amherst College - Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Amherst College
Amherst, Massachusetts
Salary TBD
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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The Amherst College Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a full- time tenure-track appointment in biochemistry at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2023. Amherst College is one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. Forty- five percent of our students identify as domestic students of color, and another 10 percent are international, with non-U.S. citizenship; 15 percent are the first members of their families to attend college. Amherst is committed to providing financial aid that meets 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need, and 57 percent of our students receive financial aid. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual identity, and religion. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five College Consortium. The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field and calls for teaching general chemistry and biochemistry at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for teaching upper-level electives and interdisciplinary courses are also available. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous experimental research program in biochemistry in which undergraduates can substantively participate and to fully engage with ongoing departmental efforts to develop new methods of inclusive pedagogy. Applicants with expertise in any sub-discipline of experimental biochemistry are encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to submit electronically to a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy, including philosophy of teaching a diverse student body; detailed description of research plans; and the contact information for three confidential references. Applications received by September 16, 2022, will receive full consideration, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Professor Anthony Bishop, chair of the search committee, at
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement; Statement of Non-Discrimination: Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000


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