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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Allegheny College
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Oct 14, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Laboratory, Research-Basic, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Allegheny College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023. Primary teaching and course development responsibilities include biochemistry courses. Additional contributions will likely include first-year chemistry courses, the college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship and professional development, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate students.

This position requires a Ph.D. (completed by the start date) in Biochemistry or Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry. Candidates should send a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research plans. The statement of teaching philosophy should include a description of how you have incorporated (or may incorporate) diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service. Please have this and three letters of recommendation sent to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335. Electronic submissions may be sent to Application review will begin November 1, 2022.

The Allegheny College Chemistry department is a top producer of Ph.D. candidates in the country, and it is our goal to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our bright, motivated, and adventurous students. Allegheny College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. As a highly selective, private, residential liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania, we have an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars.


Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny also is one of the few colleges in the country that requires students to choose both a major and a minor, helping to cultivate intellectual growth and the creative, big-picture thinking desired by employers and graduate schools. In its 2020 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny in the top 20 among all national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits. Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,800 with students from 47 states (plus AE, DC, PR, and VI) and 70 countries. The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.



Small liberal arts college.

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