Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Chemistry
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Sep 6, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Exempt

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit www.mills.edu.

Job Description:

The Department of Chemistry educates students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Environmental Science and Biopsychology and supports the Mills College Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program. The Department of Chemistry at Mills College invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Chemistry specializing in Biochemistry. Mills College offers an inclusive, engaged learning environment with small classes where women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to break barriers to STEM fields. The successful candidate will have substantial teaching experience, and a proven track record of mentoring and working with Undergraduate students in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching five to six courses per year plus advising and departmental service. Teaching will include: upper-division lectures in Biochemistry, and some lower division lectures or labs based on qualifications. Other responsibilities will include academic advising for undergraduates in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and establishing a student research program (funding is available). This position will begin in August 2019.


Candidates should have:

  • A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching a wide variety of courses in Chemistry at the undergraduate level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience working with a diverse and dynamic student population

Additional Information:

This is a full-time exempt position. Salary is includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with college-matching after 6 month qualifying period. Staff members also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts. Tuition remission is also available after an introductory period. Voluntary benefits include: pet insurance, long-term care insurance, legal-assistance insurance, cellular provider discounts and computer hardware discounts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to https://inside.mills.edu/administration/administrative_offices/policies/nondiscrimination.php.

Please note that all positions are subject to a background check.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a letter outlining teaching and research interests
  • a proposal for research, and
  • supporting materials relevant to teaching experience

Applicants should also provide the names, addresses, and email contacts for three professional references. No letters of reference should be submitted at this time.

Application review will begin October 15, 2018. However, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as early as possible and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.




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Posted: 12/26/2018
Application Due: 1/23/2019
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