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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Chemistry Department
Location
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 17, 2023

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Field of specialization
Biochemical
Work Function
Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Job Details

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Chemistry Department seeks applications for a tenure-track position in biochemistry at the assistant professor level. The appointment will begin in August 2024. This is a nine-month faculty position based at the Stevens Point campus and involves courses primarily taught in person. The teaching load is 12 student credit hours per semester (24 student credit hours/year). The successful candidate will teach courses in general chemistry and biochemistry. Additional responsibilities include the development of a productive experimental research program involving undergraduates, student advising, and department, school, college, and university-level service.

The Department of Chemistry is part of the School of Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry in the College of Letters and Science (https://www.uwsp.edu/sbcb/school-of-biology-chemistry-and-biochemistry/). The department is housed in the Chemistry Biology Building on the UWSP main campus and includes facilities on the Wausau and Marshfield campuses. The Chemistry Biology Building recently opened in 2018 and contains state-of-the-art facilities. The department is home to 16 full-time faculty representing a wide range of subdisciplines. Their primary mission is teaching to, and performing research with, undergraduate students.

Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit https://www.uwsp.edu/join-uw-stevens-point/

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 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field
  • Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to high-quality undergraduate education.
  • Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to involving undergraduate students in research.
  • Commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Postdoctoral experience in Biochemistry or a related field
  • Demonstrated potential for developing and sustaining an independent, laboratory based, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students.
  • Demonstrated potential for effective student-centered and inclusive teaching in biochemistry at the undergraduate level, including a commitment to academic best practices.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is available for this position.

Deadline and Required Materials:

Applications received by Monday, December 18, 2023, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

Applications must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of research interests
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Three letters of recommendation from three professional references (must be emailed directly by the letter writers to chemistry@uwsp.edu
  • Unofficial/Official Transcripts

(Official Transcripts will be required of finalist)

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point’s mission is, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or hr@uwsp.edu.

The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at https://www3.uwsp.edu/protsv/Pages/Clery.aspx  

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

*PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.

Company

The Chemistry Department has 20+ members and is approved by the American Chemical Society. The Chemistry Department expects to move into a newly constructed building in 2018. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, part of the University of Wisconsin System, is a leading four-year comprehensive institution located in scenic Central Wisconsin. Approximately 9,300 students are enrolled with a student faculty ratio of 20:1 in the classroom. While primarily serving undergraduates through a variety of baccalaureate programs, UW-Stevens Point also offers several master's level graduate programs and an applied doctoral degree (Au.D.) in audiology. Visit www.uwsp.edu for more information about UW-Stevens Point.

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