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Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

Lake Superior State University
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
52,000-55,000 Excellent Benefits Package
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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 The School of Science and Medicine at Lake Superior State University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Biochemistry. Position classification, tenure track versus term, will be contingent upon qualifications. This position will begin August 2022. The successful candidate will provide their academic, laboratory, and professional expertise to course instruction utilizing multiple teaching formats, including lecture, laboratory, practicum and/or online delivery. Instructional duties will include biochemistry, general chemistry, and/or courses consistent with areas of expertise. Additionally, participation in applied research activities involving undergraduate students is required for tenure track faculty. Many areas of research are encouraged, particularly those that complement our existing programs and institutional strengths. Leadership opportunities exist for curriculum development that prepares students for graduate and professional school and/or the work force. Information pertaining to the ACS accredited LSSU Chemistry department, including programs in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Cannabis Chemistry, and Forensic Chemistry and the newly updated over $2.8 million instrumental facilities can be found at
Sault Ste. Marie is uniquely situated on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where we share the international border with Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The two cities with a combined population of 100,000 pair the advantages of a larger city with the safety and comfort of a smaller town.

1) Twelve contract hours of instruction and other assigned responsibilities per semester.
2) Provide a minimum of five hours devoted to office hours for the purpose of student support.
3) Participation in professional and scholarly activities, including but not limited to applied research with undergraduates and dissemination of knowledge through publication, community, or faculty presentations.
4) Safely design, conduct, and supervise laboratory procedures and experiments.
5) Academic advising and recruitment of students.
6) Course and program assessment.
7) University/community service.

Minimum requirements: 

  • M.S. in Biochemistry or related field.
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Ability to teach undergraduate students through classroom and laboratory settings that engage modern pedagogy. Ability to work collaboratively and productively with both internal and external colleagues.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Biochemistry or Related field. Applicants may be ABD but must have a Ph.D. by the appointment start date. Experience teaching with a variety of delivery formats including lecture, online, and/or blended. Preference will be given to applicants with experience/interest in plant matrices.
  • Experience facilitating applied research activities involving undergraduate students.
  • Experience with quadrupole-based mass spectrometry, including MS/MS, ICP, and/or TOF.
  • Experience or interest in securing external funding to support teaching and undergraduate research opportunities
  • Strong willingness to support instruction and undergraduate research in all department degree programs including Forensic and Cannabis Chemistry
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