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Tenure-track Faculty in Biochemistry or Interdisciplinary Research

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan
Closing date
Jan 14, 2023

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The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University ( seeks applications for tenure-track faculty in Biochemistry or interdisciplinary research involving biochemistry, with appointment beginning in August 2023. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field is required. Candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program. The successful candidate will join a vibrant and productive faculty dedicated to research and teaching excellence and will benefit from the state-of-the-art facilities in the department, as well as collaborative opportunities throughout the main campus, with the medical school, and with local industry.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the cultural center of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities and prepares students for success in a diverse, global society. Wayne State University is committed to increasing diversity in all forms and promoting an inclusive environment. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Please submit your application materials merged into a single pdf using the instructions in the following website: Candidates should submit: a) cover letter, b) curriculum vitae, c) description of future research plans (3-5 pages), d) statement of teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), e) statement of contributions to diversity describing how the applicant has worked and would work to create a diverse and inclusive environment in the lab and classroom (1 page), and e) de-identified answers to six questions provided in the website ( Finally, three letters of recommendation should be sent by email directly from the recommender to Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.

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