Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor - Biochemistry
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Job Type Full-Time
Job EEO Category Faculty
Physical Demands

Typical demands as observed for a faculty member.

Job Summary

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, 9-month appointment. The successful candidate will instruct undergraduate and graduate courses in biochemistry, and other courses in chemistry as needed. The candidate will provide strong service to the department, college and university, as well as be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program in biochemistry involving both undergraduate and graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires an earned doctorate in Biochemistry or Chemistry. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate potential for teaching, scholarly productivity, ability to secure external funding, and an interest in serving the profession.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with postdoctoral experience and research that complement existing research in the Department.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00289
Position Number F99278
Desired Start Date 08/13/2018
Open Date 09/08/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Screening of applications will begin on October 1st and will continue until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply online at and select “View/Apply for Faculty Positions” then choose “Assistant Professor – Biochemistry”. Application documents to be submitted online are a letter of application/cover letter, a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research summary, unofficial or official copies of graduate and undergraduate school transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Reference letters will be solicited via email from that list and will be electronically submitted. Additional information or questions about the position should be directed by email to: or by mail to: Biochemistry Search Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Northern Colorado, Campus Box 98, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits available include health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement programs. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed as 0.5 FTE or above are entitled to and eligible for Dependent Tuition Grants. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

Additional Requirements

Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently hold an earned doctorate in Biochemistry or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other Document
Optional Documents