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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry

Canisius College A
Buffalo, New York
Benefits include health, dental, vision, life & long term disability insurance, and retirement plan
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Organic
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of Canisius College is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2023.  The faculty member will be primarily responsible for teaching lecture and laboratory courses in biochemistry and organic chemistry.  Courses include junior level Introduction to Biochemistry with Laboratory, Cellular Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology with Laboratory, sophomore level Organic Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory, and potentially other chemistry-related courses based upon candidate specialty and departmental need. The faculty member will establish a successful research program in biochemistry involving undergraduate students.  Start-up funds and dedicated research support money is provided.


A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, undergraduate research program description, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference are required. Candidates must also include a statement outlining their support of the college’s Jesuit mission and a statement demonstrating their approach to diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in their role as a college professor. Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2022.


Questions can be directed to Professor Phillip Sheridan, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (


Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit institution, is an independent, co-educational, medium-sized institution of higher education located in Buffalo, NY. Canisius College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.


To apply online, go to


Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time faculty’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time faculty with contribution from College after one year. One year waiting period may be waived provided the person was employed in higher education for at least one year full time within three years prior to hire date.  College contribution would  not begin until proof of prior service is received. Tuition benefits are also available for full-time faculty and their qualified dependents.


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