Assistant Professor - Biochemistry (tenure track)

Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor - Biochemistry (tenure track)

University of the Pacific

Campus: Provost
Department: Department of Chemistry
Posting Number: Department of Chemistry
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Open Date: 07/20/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Days Per Week:
Weeks Per Year:

Position Description:
The Department of Chemistry at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level in Biochemistry ( The successful applicants must have a doctoral degree, and, preferably, post-doctoral training. The candidates will contribute to teaching in Biochemistry and in their areas of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) levels, as well as in General Chemistry. The candidates are expected to develop a strong research program and pursue external funding. The positions start at the beginning of Fall 2018. Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2017; the positions are open until filled. Applicants are to submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a research proposal, as well as three independent letters of recommendation. Pacific is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category.

Basic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in biochemistry or related discipline. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Additional Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:
Standing/sitting in lecture hall while teaching.
Sitting behind writing desk (administrative/scientific work).
Working in research lab with safety equipment (Personal Protective Equipment, fume hood) and hazardous materials. Moving equipment. Occasional heavy lifting.

Special Instructions:
Applicants are required to upload the following documents to their online application: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover letter 3. Teaching philosophy 4. Research Program Plan Additionally, applicants are required to provide contact information for three (3) professional references. These references will receive instructions/link for uploading a letter of reference/recommendation.

Contact Information:
Dr. Jianhua Ren Professor, co-Chair Dr. Jerry Tsai Professor, co-Chair

Contact Email:

Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References: 3
Maximum Number of References:

Background Check Statement:
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

To apply, visit

AA/EEO Policy Statement:
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.