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Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology and Biochemistry

Employer
Purdue University
Location
West Lafayette, Indiana
Salary
competitive
Closing date
Nov 7, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical
Work Function
Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Science at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Chemical Biology and Biochemistry. Successful candidates may have interests in any research area of chemical biology or biochemistry, broadly defined.

Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, or a related field, with outstanding credentials in research, an excellent track record of or potential for leading publications and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vibrant and robust research program supported by extramural funding, display excellence in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Department and College

With 50 full-time faculty, 350 PhD students, and over 300 outstanding undergraduates, Purdue’s highly ranked chemistry department is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. The wide-ranging expertise of the faculty enables fast and effective responses to interdisciplinary research opportunities, positioning it as a key partner in many university-wide centers, institutes, and initiatives. For more information, see http://www.chem.purdue.edu/.

Chemistry is part of the College of Science, which comprises the physical, computing and life sciences at Purdue. It is the second-largest college at Purdue with over 350 faculty and more than 6000 students. With multiple commitments of significant investment and strong alignment with Purdue leadership, the College is committed to supporting existing strengths and enhancing the scope and impact of the Department of Chemistry. Purdue itself is one of the nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of over 41,000 students primarily focused on STEM subjects. For more information, see https://www.purdue.edu/purduemoves/initiatives/stem/index.php.

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit an application electronically at https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/21954/ that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching plan, and (4) a research plan.

Purdue University, the College of Science, and the Department of Chemistry are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Purdue University, the College of Science, and the Department of Chemistry are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be e-mailed to the Search Chair at biochemsearch@purdue.edu, specifically indicating the position for which the applicant is applying. Applications will be held in strict confidence and will be reviewed beginning October 17, 2022. Applications will remain in consideration until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Company

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University has developed a diverse set of research programs spanning from the physical sciences to the biological sciences, but always having a molecular basis and an emphasis on disease or medicine. Research in the Department is focused in eight different multidisciplinary areas.
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