Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
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UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction, research/scholarship/creative activity, and service.General Description / Primary Purpose
The University seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application and integration of knowledge in the area of Biochemistry. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Postdoctoral experience is preferred.
Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an ability to establish an innovative, fundable, and publishable program of research that involves undergraduate students.Essential Duties Job Function
Responsibilities for the tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry include: teaching lower- and upper-level courses in the discipline, undertaking productive original research, including research with undergraduate students, submitting grant proposals for extramural funding, contributing to departmental and university governance. Competitive startup funds are available.Percentage Of Time Posting Detail Information Marginal FunctionsRequired QualificationsFaculty Position Required Qualifications
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required. A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Postdoctoral experience is preferred.Departmental RequirementsStatement(s) of Understanding Definition
This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.
The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.Required Licensure or CertificationMachines/Equipment used regularlyAnticipated Start Date08/03/2020Job Posting Date09/06/2019Application Review Date10/03/2019Application Deadline10/02/2019Open Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationJenny Neidhardt 904-620-3503Hiring OfficialBryan KnuckleyLocation if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions
Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org, as well as upload all indicated supplemental documents in order to be considered for this position. Applicants must upload summary of proposed research and a proposed start up budget as one “Department Specific” document. Applicants who do not apply online and upload all the required documents will not be considered for the position. Applicants will receive a confirmation number once applicants submit both a completed application and with the uploaded documents. Applicants should keep the confirmation number for their records. While the confirmation number guarantees that an applicant’s online application and uploaded documents have been successfully received, it does not mean that the applicant’s application is complete.
Documents that must be uploaded electronically are:
- letter of interest,
- curriculum vitae,
- unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework,
- statement of teaching philosophy including courses you are comfortable teaching and/or willing to develop (two-page maximum),
- “Department Specific” document: summary of proposed independent research at UNF including discussion of potential funding sources (six-page maximum) and start-up budget of $150,000 (one page).
The candidate must also arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to [email protected] (email versions of the letters are allowed initially, but hard copies on official letterhead may be required to be sent to the address below):
Address the recommendation letters to:
Chemistry Tenure-Track Search Committee
Position Number: 332890
Department of Chemistry
University of North Florida
1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224
For further information, please contact Jenny Neidhardt at (904) 620-3503 or via e-mail at [email protected] Initial review of applications will begin on 10/2/2019.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
- Department Specific: See Special Instructions