Assistant Professor - Biochemistry

Wilmington, North Carolina
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Chemistry
Department: Chemistry Admin - 32320
Vacancy Number: 16F-141
Position Number: 6030
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in biochemistry at the assistant professor level, starting in August 2018. A PhD and postdoctoral experience are required. The successful candidate is expected to develop excellence in teaching biochemistry at the undergraduate level (lecture and laboratory), advanced biochemistry at the graduate level, and introductory undergraduate organic chemistry. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate and Master’s students. The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, which includes a 600 MHz NMR spectrometer, LC/MSn and HR-LC/MS managed by a full-time PhD scientist, as well as spectrofluorometers, a CD spectrometer, and calorimetry equipment (DSC and ITC).

Minimum Requirements:
A PhD and Post-doctoral experience in Chemistry, biochemistry or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Expertise in biochemistry and advanced instrumentation associated with biochemistry research.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
Chemistry & Biochemistry at UNCW offers exciting, student oriented programs that award Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS,ACS Certified) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. A significant portion of the training takes place in our laboratories, both those associated with courses, and those involving research in Marine and Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry, Organic and Inorganic Synthesis, Computational and Physical Chemistry and Chemical Education, all of which incorporate our state of the are instrumentation ( ). In addition to rigorous courses in all aspects of chemistry, most of our undergraduate students and all of our local graduate students carry out research under the direct supervision of our outstanding faculty.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
Priority review of applications will begin on November 27. Application materials include a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research plans, and contact information for three professional references, and must be uploaded in the online application system – not e-mailed, mailed or faxed. Adobe PDF (preferred) or Microsoft Word attachments are required. To apply please visit the Web at Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Antje Almeida ( Contact Libbie Schaffer ( for questions regarding the online application system.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 10/10/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/27/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Antje Almeida

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