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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

University of Arkansas Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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 The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry to start in August 2024. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment.


The candidate will be expected to teach biochemistry effectively at the graduate and undergraduate levels and direct the research of graduate students, postdoctoral students, and undergraduate honors students.  The candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized and funded research program in biochemistry or a related area. 


The University of Arkansas has made significant research investments in the research areas of biochemistry, metabolism, biophysics, and biomedicine.  The National Institutes of Health established the NIH Arkansas Integrative Metabolic Research Center (AIMRC) in 2021.  AIMRC is focused on understanding the role of cell and tissue metabolism in disease and health.  See: .  The National Institutes of Health established the NIH Center for Protein Structure and Function.  See:        Advanced Core Facilities in NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, Bioenergetics, Imaging and Spectroscopy, and Chemical Synthesis have been established.


Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Application Instructions


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For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Francis Millett, at



About the Department:


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has approximately 26 tenured or tenure track faculty, instructional faculty, 4 administrative staff, 3 scientific staff, and 4-8 instructors.  The Department is the home of the NIH Center for Protein Structure and Function with Advanced Core Facilities in NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, Protein Production, and Chemical Synthesis.


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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry strives for excellence in the central science by recruiting a diverse group of the best faculty, staff, and students to address the challenges of modern chemistry and biochemistry through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and education.


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is housed in the historic Chemistry Building with additional research laboratories in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Building and teaching laboratories in Discovery Hall. The three buildings include 468 rooms and 166,003 gross square feet. The department has over 400 majors enrolled.   For more information, please visit:


The University of Arkansas is a recipient of the NSF ADVANCE Award (2021-2024). The University of Arkansas Empowering Network Groups for Arkansas Gender Equity (ENGAGE) program promotes institutional change for intersectional and gender equity in STEM departments and across campus. The UA ENGAGE program identifies, analyzes, and addresses institutional inequities while cultivating faculty equity and success by eradicating institutional barriers and harnessing institutional resources and mentoring networks.


The University of Arkansas: Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research, and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.  Ten colleges and schools serve more than 32,000 students with more than 200 academic programs.


The Community: Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus,and is known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.  Some of the nation’s most spectacular hiking trails and canoeing rivers are within a short drive of campus including The Buffalo National River. 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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