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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$92,000 + Benefits
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

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The Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Science at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Biochemistry. Candidates should describe in their application materials how they will address current challenges in biochemistry and how their future plans relate to advances in biotechnology, medicine, agriculture, and/or renewable sources of energy, aligning with the Scholarship First Agenda ( of LSU. Additional collaborative opportunities at LSU exist with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture, and the College of Coast and Environment. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching in areas encompassed by biochemistry. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field, postdoctoral experience, and a record of successful independent research.


Duties Include:
50% Develop and maintain an independent and extramurally funded research program.


50% Teach undergraduate biochemistry. In addition, the candidate will contribute to graduate-level teaching in the biochemical subdiscipline of his/her expertise and direct/supervise graduate students. Participation in service activities pertaining to the mission of the Department and the advancement of the profession is also expected.




Additional Data: This position does require Vehicle Operation. Due to this requirement, candidates must maintain a valid driver's license and are subject to drug screens per PM-33/PS-67/FASOP HR-04.


This position may be required to report to campus in times of emergency and/or closure per PS-18.




Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in Biological Sciences or related field with specific post-doctoral training in biochemical research.




Candidate should possess:


Excellence in research that complements or extends existing research strengths in the department and has the potential to attract extramural funding.
Commitment to excellence in teaching. Must demonstrate potential or evidence of ability to perform well at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses or seminars.



Special Instructions:

Please upload the following documents as a single pdf following the order below:
● Cover Letter
● Curriculum Vitae
● Statement of research interests (approx. 4 pages)
● Statement of teaching interests (approx. 2 pages)
● Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement which demonstrates an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of underrepresented minorities in higher education. This statement should also describe future plans for activities related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion.
● Up to three representative publications
● The names of three references who can provide letters of recommendation at a future date

Special Instructions:
A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2023. For additional information, please contact Lori Bond:


Posting Date:

October 9, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions that are approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (


HCM Contact Information: For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.


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