Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Utica , NY
Job posting number: #7115749
Posted: November 9, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
Utica University, a small comprehensive university in Upstate New York, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utica University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and grants ACS certified degrees. We are well-equipped with modern instrumentation and recently renovated laboratory spaces, and offer incoming faculty support to establish their research.
The successful candidate should have research interests that mesh well with some part of our established instrument suite. New analysis and biochemistry labs are part of a new addition to the science center which opened in Fall 2021. Other recent acquisitions in the last six years include a 400 MHz NMR, a completely remodeled modern synthesis laboratory, a completely remodeled faculty research space, and a biocompatiable UHPLC, a Thermo V anquish Fle Quaternary UHPLC with diode array detector. The department offers undergraduate degrees and curricula designed to meet the needs of students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, or pre-health professions.
Location Utica, NY
*Full consideration by*:
Open Until Filled Yes
Responsibilities of the position involve teaching four lectures or laboratories each semester, including both entry-level and upper-level courses, as well as establishing a research program that includes directing undergraduate students.
The successful candidate will be able to teach in a student-centered small lecture and laboratory setting. The load will include a two-semester biochemistry lecture sequence as well as a one-semester biochemistry laboratory aimed at both chemistry and biochemistry majors and grounded in modern wet biochemical techniques. Additional courses will include participation and leadership in a General/Organic/Biochemistry course for Health Science students, contributions to an established General Chemistry curriculum, and additional courses based off of the candidate’s interest and expertise. Research interests, while flexible, that include bioanalytical or environmental applications would fit well with emerging department curricula and instrument holdings.
Education Required PhD
Certification Required Not Applicable
Education & Experience Qualifications
Candidates must have or be near a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related chemical science by August 2023 and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education.
Experience teaching in college level courses.
Applicant Documents Instructions
To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement including proposed projects with undergraduate and basic needs, and the names of three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica University strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experience you have had , and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica University, please see the following web page:http://www/utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm).
Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.
In line with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link: https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf
Reference letters will be solicited Upon Application
Utica University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, domestic violence victim status, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of
experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society,
history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by
virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability,
religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well
as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the
world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in
a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of
human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals,
taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our
commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with
others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore
who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without
prejudice. The Utica University Mission and Values Statement includes a
commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and
experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of
expression and the open sharing of ideas.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Located in the heart of central New York, Utica University is a comprehensive,
independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for
college study to veterans returning from the second world war. More than
seventy years since veterans returned from WWII, this tradition of serving
veterans is still held in high regard here at Utica, and we are proud to
welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and