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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana
Commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Oct 18, 2022

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The Department of Chemistry within the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is seeking a biochemist to join its faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure track. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program in biochemistry and contribute to the curriculum by teaching biochemistry among other chemistry courses. We are seeking candidates having a strong record of publications, who will be active and energetic researchers in their field, serve as dedicated mentors to student researchers, collaborate with colleagues in chemistry and other sciences, and demonstrate institutional citizenship through active engagement at the department, college, university, community, and professional levels. Successful candidates must be committed to working effectively with diverse student populations.


The applicant must have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and relevant research experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have some post-doctoral experience and are working in areas of biochemistry with industrial applications, or in areas of biochemistry related to energy acquisition or storage.


The Department of Chemistry consists of ten faculty members with specialties in all of the major branches of chemistry ( Our faculty are actively engaged in research. Over the past 5 years, our faculty members have published an annual average of 1.6 papers each while attracting research funding from NIH, NSF, and DoE among other federal and state agencies. The Department of Chemistry offers a B.S. degree that meets certification requirements of the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society, as well as a broader non-certified B.S. degree option. Graduate programs consist of an M.S. degree in Industrial Chemistry and an interdisciplinary doctorate degree in Earth and Energy Sciences. The College of Sciences includes six academic units including three nationally ranked doctoral programs in Biology, Computer Science and Mathematics (

The mission of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to offer exceptional education informed by diverse world-views striving to develop innovative leaders who advance knowledge. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accredits the University, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professional programs. The University is a public research university with high research activity as reflected by Carnegie R1 classification, an enrollment of over 18,000 students and 800 faculty members. UL Lafayette is the largest of nine universities in the University of Louisiana System. The University offers degree programs in 55 undergraduate disciplines, 15 post-bachelor certificates, seven graduate certificates, the master’s degree in 29 disciplines and the doctorate in 11 disciplines.

Additional information about the University is available on the University's webpage at

SALARY: Commensurate with experience.


For initial consideration, please upload your application package (including CV, Research Plan, Teaching Philosophy, Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts, References) following instructions at the University’s Human Resources portal:

To ensure full consideration, receipt of complete application materials is required on or before October 31, 2022. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants are expected to describe their commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment through their research, teaching, and/or service activities. Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities as required by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act.

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