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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Utica University
Utica, New York
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2022
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Utica University, a small comprehensive university in Upstate New York, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track, faculty position in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Utica University offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry, is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), and grants ACS certified degrees. We are well-equipped with modern instrumentation and recently renovated laboratory spaces, and offer incoming faculty support to establish their research.

The successful candidate should have research interests that mesh well with some part of our established instrument suite. New analysis and biochemistry labs are part of a new addition to the science center which opened in Fall 2021. Other recent acquisitions in the last six years include a 400 MHz NMR, a completely remodeled modern synthesis laboratory, a completely remodeled faculty research space, and a biocompatiable UHPLC, a Thermo V anquish Fle Quaternary UHPLC with diode array detector. The department offers undergraduate degrees and curricula designed to meet the needs of students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, or pre-health professions.

Responsibilities of the position involve teaching four lectures or laboratories each semester, including both entry-level and upper-level courses, as well as establishing a research program that includes directing undergraduate students.

The successful candidate will be able to teach in a student-centered small lecture and laboratory setting. The load will include a two-semester biochemistry lecture sequence as well as a one-semester biochemistry laboratory aimed at both chemistry and biochemistry majors and grounded in modern wet biochemical techniques. Additional courses will include participation and leadership in a General/Organic/Biochemistry course for Health Science students, contributions to an established General Chemistry curriculum, and additional courses based off of the candidate’s interest and expertise. Research interests, while flexible, that include bioanalytical or environmental applications would fit well with emerging department curricula and instrument holdings.


  • Candidates must have or be near a Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a related chemical science by August 2023 and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Candidate must have an ABD or be near completion of Ph.D. by August 2021.



Founded in 1946, Utica University is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The University enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. 

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.

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