Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Biological Chemistry

Winston Salem, NC
Aug 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Biological Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University expects to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor, although applications from more senior candidates may be considered. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Biochemistry and are expected to have a strong commitment to both teaching and research. The position requires teaching chemistry and biochemistry lecture and laboratory courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and establishing a vigorous, externally supported research program involving graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants with research interests in the area of biophysical chemistry or studies aimed at mechanistic function and structure of macromolecules are particularly encouraged to apply.

We are a Ph.D. granting department whose mission is to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and research ventures that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. In 2017, WFU began offering new interdisciplinary degree programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Engineering in a redeveloped state-of-the-art 115,000-sq.ft. facility in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (IQ, http://wakedowntown.wfu.edu/) in downtown Winston-Salem, one of the fastest-growing urban technology innovation districts in the United States. Outstanding opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations exist at this location and with numerous WFU Centers (http://provost.wfu.edu/centers-and-institutes/) and Wake Forest School of Medicine (http://www.wakehealth.edu/school/).

Wake Forest is a private collegiate university that balances the personal attention of a liberal arts education with the intellectual vitality and broad opportunities of a research university. For quick facts about the University, go to http://admissions.wfu.edu/discover/facts.php.

Interested applicants should apply with a cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy; as well as the names and contact information of 3 references. Please note materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. References will only be contacted with prior approval of the applicant. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 16, 2017.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusion and seeks applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. It seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University.

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States