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Assistant Professor – Biochemistry

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Commensurate with experience and credentials
Closing date
Apr 30, 2023

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Field of specialization
Biochemical, Education
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

Faculty Position FY23-061
March 1, 2023

Position Title
Assistant Professor – Biochemistry

Hiring Unit
Department of Chemistry
Job Description
The Department of Chemistry at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is accepting application packages for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  The successful candidate will teach courses that support the Department of Chemistry and School of Pharmacy. Teaching assignments will incorporate biochemistry courses; laboratories and courses at both the undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) levels, including major and service courses in introductory chemistry; and courses for the School of Pharmacy. The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly work in any area of biochemistry, involve Chemistry students in their research program, seek external grants to support research, and produce scholarly publications. Service activities in support of the Department of Chemistry, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University are expected.

More information about the SIUE Department of Chemistry can be found at, about the SIUE School of Pharmacy can be found at, and about SIUE can be found at

Minimum Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry or closely related field (or equivalent if the candidate received a degree outside the U.S.) is required at time of hire. Preferred applicants will have at least one year of post-doc or related teaching/work experience (preferred but not required).

Applicants must be capable of fostering a supportive and inclusive learning and work environment. This will be apparent through curriculum development, course content, and the incorporation of equitable classroom policies such as modeling inclusive, non-stereotypical language and using multiple methods of content delivery. By encouraging diverse participation, this inclusive environment will pervade research, service activities, and our efforts to serve and engage the community.

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Terms of Appointment
Academic – Tenure track beginning August 1, 2023.

Application Process

Application materials MUST include: a cover letter; separate statements of (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) demonstrated interest and competencies in supporting antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae; transcripts (unofficial is acceptable at this stage); and contact information for at least three references.

Electronic PDF applications are strongly preferred and should be sent to:

Application materials may be submitted by mail to:

Biochemistry Search Committee
Department of Chemistry
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Campus Box 1652
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1652

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by March 30, 2023.

SIUE is a state university.  Benefits under state-sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  SIUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit:

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project,, to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Visit them online at:


SIUE is a comprehensive state university offering a wide variety of undergraduate and master’s programs. We serve over 14,000 students on a beautiful 2660 acre campus located approximately 20 minutes from St. Louis, MO. Benefits available to faculty include health/vision/dental/life insurance and several retirement options.

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