Biochemistry / Neuroscience Tenure Track

St. Olaf College
St. Olaf College - Northfield, Minnesota
Aug 10, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Chemistry Department at St. Olaf College seeks to hire a tenure-track biochemist with expertise in neuroscience starting August 15, 2019. In addition to upper-level biochemistry, candidates interested in contributing to the first-year curriculum, including the integrated chemistry/biology introductory course sequence, and to neuroscience at St. Olaf College are especially welcomed. We encourage applicants with experience and research interests in neuroscience including, but not limited to, medicinal chemistry, neuropharmacology, and neurotoxicology to apply. Candidates will be expected to establish a vibrant research program and must demonstrate a commitment to liberal arts education and explicitly describe how their proposed scholarly activity would involve undergraduates. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect completion of such prior to employment.

Review of applications will begin September 17 and will continue until the position is filled. On-campus interviews are projected to take place in November. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, email [email protected] or call 507-786-3106.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes: 1) a cover letter outlining your qualifications and why you are interested in this particular position, particularly how you will contribute to the department’s commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the area of chemistry at the college; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a detailed description of research interests and plans (approximately 3-5 pages plus references) emphasizing the suitability of the research for undergraduate researchers and potential funding opportunities; 4) a statement of teaching that includes your teaching interests and goals, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and reflection on experience you have had (about 2 pages); 5) a discussion of courses the you are interested in teaching (either based on courses currently listed at, courses that you could envision teaching but are not currently being taught at St. Olaf or how you would incorporate neuroscience into existing courses); 6) unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts; and 7) the names and email contact information for three professional references, at least one of whom can speak to your abilities in classroom and laboratory teaching. (When your online application is complete, an email request for a letter of recommendation with a link to upload the letter will be sent to the persons you have indicated.)

A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. We are especially interested in candidates who will support and further the mission of our diverse community and strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented minority groups.