Assistant Professor of Biochemistry



Assistant Professor of Biochemistry—Search # 67498
College of Science and Mathematics/Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Statesboro Campus


The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Science and Mathematics invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is housed in the College of Science and Mathematics. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers two ACS certified bachelor's of science (B.S.) degrees in chemistry and biochemistry as well as a bachelor's of arts (B.A.) in chemistry. The department also offers a MSAPS degree in Applied Physical Science with concentrations in pharmaceutical science, materials and coatings science, and environmental science. The Department is rapidly increasing its externally funded research activities and is housed in a 14 year-old, recently reconfigured, 47,000 square foot facility containing modern classrooms with dedicated teaching and research laboratories on the Statesboro campus. and a similar facility on the Armstrong campus. The 2018 consolidated department is comprised of 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 9 lecturer faculty. The faculty focuses on high quality, student-centered undergraduate and graduate education that prepares students for careers in the chemical industry as well as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and education. The department is committed to both graduate and undergraduate research with the majority of undergraduate biochemistry and chemistry majors participating, thus furthering their preparedness for post-baccalaureate studies in many fields. A hallmark of this Department is faculty mentoring of undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry majors. Information describing the Department and its faculty can be found at http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/chemistry/ and http://chemphys.armstrong.edu.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor position requires teaching, service, and scholarship responsibilities as well as a PhD degree. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, with a salary that is both competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
  • Earned Ph.D. in Chemistry (with a biochemistry emphasis), Biochemistry, or a closely related field by August 1, 2018
  • Have a commitment to teaching excellence in the undergraduate and graduate classroom
  • Have potential for developing an externally funded research program in the area of biochemistry that fully involves and engages both graduate and undergraduate students
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and effective communication skills in spoken and written English

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Postdoctoral experience
  • Teaching experience

    Screening of applications begins February 12, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; photocopies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a description of proposed research (up to 3 pages); three letters of recommendation sent directly from the reference as a pdf document; and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of those references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Electronic submission of materials is encouraged. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Michele Davis McGibony Search Chair, Search # 67498
    Department of Chemistry
    Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8064
    Statesboro GA 30460-8064
    Electronic mail: mdavis@georgiasouthern.edu
    Telephone: 912-478-5769


    More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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