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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of BioChemistry

Allegheny College
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Competitive salary and benefits
Closing date
Sep 23, 2023

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Allegheny College Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2024. Primary teaching and course development responsibilities include biochemistry courses. Additional contributions will likely include first-year chemistry courses, the college-wide first-year seminar, 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 October 17, 2023.


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 College, founded in 1815, is one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold. It is one of the few colleges in the United States with a unique requirement to choose both a major and minor for graduation, to provide students with a cross-disciplinary path in the sciences and humanities for educational depth and intellectual growth. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny College is one of 44 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” In its 2022 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny College as one of the country’s top 100 national liberal arts colleges — and one of the top 25 best for undergraduate teaching. 


Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares students for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community).


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.


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