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Open-Rank Professor of Biochemistry (Tenure-Track)

Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia
Closing date
Dec 19, 2022

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The Department of Chemistry at Ouachita Baptist University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry to begin August 2023. Primary responsibilities will include teaching biochemistry, chemistry and non-majors science courses. Other responsibilities will include supporting students through academic advising, engaging students through research experiences, and actively participating in campus life. The ideal candidate is expected to embrace inclusive pedagogy techniques intended to effectively instruct a diverse student population.

A successful candidate will exhibit excellent teaching in the context of a liberal arts education and scholarly activity in the field while engaging undergraduates in research. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, with appointment expected at a minimum rank of assistant professor. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a relevant field is required and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The job entails a collegial commitment to professional, university, departmental, and community service; as well as supporting the institution’s Christian mission per the University’s vision, mission, and values. Ouachita Baptist University embraces equal opportunity and is committed to developing a diverse faculty for the benefit of our students and community. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants with the potential to advance institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

To apply, submit online (1) a cover letter describing how your expertise will enhance our department, (2) a statement of research interests including how you will mentor undergraduates through research, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy highlighting diverse and inclusive pedagogy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) a curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, (5) graduate transcripts, and (6) a completed Faculty Application for Employment form. In the title of each file, please include Last Name_Document Description. Email Dr. Sharon K. Hamilton, Chair of the Biochemistry Search Committee, at with any questions. Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about the position, department, Ouachita, and southwest Arkansas can be found in the Opportunity Profile.



Ouachita Baptist University is a church-related, liberal arts university whose aims are to meet the educational needs of students and to prepare them for places of leadership and service. To achieve these aims, Ouachita Baptist University seeks to combine the love of God with the love of learning. The University provides the students the opportunity to experience growth in Christian ideals and character, to develop their intellectual and physical abilities, to think critically and creatively, to mature in their understanding and appreciation of their world, to communicate effectively and to accept their obligation to be of service to God and mankind.

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