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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Requisition ID:  21089

Job Summary

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Chemistry beginning January 2023. Full-time teaching load will include courses and labs ranging from introductory chemistry to upper-division biochemistry, alongside expectations for department service and establishing a successful research program. The position is contingent upon available funding and a satisfactory background check.


The successful candidate will provide (1) evidence of effectiveness in teaching undergraduate courses and labs in general chemistry and biochemistry and (2) experience and/or goals for future contributions to student growth and professional development both in and outside of classes/labs. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field is required. Department programs include an ACS-certified Chemistry undergraduate degree along with a relatively new bachelor’s degree program in Biochemistry, with 70-80 undergraduate majors in total. A particular department focus is on providing students with distinctive research and professional development experiences.

The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort at a predominantly undergraduate institution including research, teaching, and service/engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

The University

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2-page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a 1-3-page statement of research interests and future plans, and contact information for three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45-60-minute instructional student presentation and also a research presentation. 

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Sep 15, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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