Open Faculty Position in the Howard University Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 11, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Open Faculty Position in the Howard University Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

The Howard University College of Medicine and the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology invite applications for a Tenure-Track faculty member with expertise in the general areas of Minority Health and Health Disparity Research using molecular and computational biology approaches. Highly qualified individuals will be considered at the assistant and/or associate professor level.

The Howard University College of Medicine dates from 1868 and serves a broad constituency, with about 70% of its student population being U.S. underrepresented minorities and a substantial number of students being from foreign countries. There are over 4,000 living alumni, making up a sizable percentage of the black physicians practicing in this country.

The Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology actively engages in didactic and research areas of cancer biology, DNA repair, neurobiology, protein modeling and computational biology.  The new faculty member will expand the department’s research base and be an integral participant in the Department and the College of Medicine’s focus on minority health and health disparity research initiatives. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active/funded research program, and participate in departmental teaching (medical, graduate and dental students) and service opportunities. Additionally, the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is particularly interested in individuals who have a strong teaching and research background in intermediary metabolism and/ or metabolic regulation. The successful candidate will also receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as, laboratory space, startup support, and access to various core facilities.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or related discipline or M.D., have substantial research experience, a proven track record of scholarly contributions to their area of research field, a high level of teaching competence, and a strong desire to participate in an interactive, multidisciplinary and diverse research environment. Candidates who currently have research funding (federal or otherwise) are preferred, but all candidates will be considered.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, research statement (current and future plans), teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and full contact information from three individuals willing to provide letters of reference by email to: and/or

This position will remain open until an appropriate candidate is found. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Howard University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or legal permanent resident.

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