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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biochemistry

Marian University (IN)
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 14, 2022

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biochemistry
Job Description

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biochemistry to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identify by contributing to the education of medical students as well as Master of Biomedical Science students at the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU- COM ). Professors at MU- COM provide instruction that facilitates an understanding of normal processes of the various systems of the human body, and the integration and regulation of these systems in both health and disease. Specifically, this position will provide instruction in the fundamental concepts related to the biochemistry and molecular biology of human health and mechanisms that result in development of disease states. This individual will be part of a team of biochemistry faculty dedicated to the planning and delivery of relevant content in a multi-discipline, systems-based medical curriculum. Opportunities for teaching within areas of specific expertise within Biochemistry or related disciplines are available.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

MU- COM faculty members who provide training in biochemistry contribute to the mission and success of the college and the success of its students through excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the University and community as follows:

- The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biochemistry achieves excellence in teaching by:
  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Participating in the development, delivery, evaluation, and improvement of the curriculum;
  • Guiding learners in systems courses where biochemistry content is presented;
  • Facilitating the attainment of a sufficient understanding of biochemistry in normal and abnormal states to allow students to demonstrate the competencies embodied in the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners ( NBOME ) COMLEX - USA Level 1 examination, and to proceed into the clinical rotations of the 3rd and 4th years of medical school;
  • Assuming an appropriate share of the discipline-related teaching and service responsibilities inherent to the MU- COM curriculum;
  • Provide leadership in matters of curriculum, curriculum evaluation and student assessment.
- The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biochemistry demonstrates excellence in scholarly activity through the establishment of scholarship that involves students and leads to the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
- The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biochemistry provides excellence in service to the University and community through involvement and leadership on committees and professional societies, and by providing mentorship to students.
Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Applicant must hold a Ph.D in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or an equivalent terminal degree.
  • Ideal candidates should have 1-5 years of post-terminal degree teaching experience at the assistant or associate level or >5 years at the full professor level, preferably at a DO or MD medical school. Teaching experience should include graduate or medical-level biochemistry; an ability to teach nutritional biochemistry is considered a strong asset.
  • Candidates must have a proven record of scholarly activity (e.g., research publications, grants) consistent with the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The percent commitment to teaching, scholarly activity and service are negotiable, but candidates should expect a significant teaching role in this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:
Advertising Summary

Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, Marian University is the only Catholic university in Indianapolis and central Indiana. In 2019, Marian is serving more than 2,400 undergraduate and 1,160 graduate students earning degrees in the arts, business, education, engineering, math, medicine, nursing, ministry, and the natural and physical sciences. The university’s high-impact, experiential curriculum is designed to provide hands-on, collaborative learning opportunities for students from 45 states and 23 nations. Marian climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Midwest rankings, being named the #3 Most Innovative Regional University, #5 Best Value University, and #28 Best Regional University. Marian University opened its College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, making it the first new school of medicine in the state of Indiana in 110 years. Marian’s national champion varsity athletic programs include the 2012 and 2015 NAIA Football National Championship, the 2016 and 2017 NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship, 2019 NAIA Volleyball National Championship, and more than 40 USA Cycling national championships.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How do you think Marian University’s mission, as well as the Catholic Franciscan identity, will support your work as a professor/administrator?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How will the work you do in your role at Marian University be different in light of the mission and identity of the University?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How will you promote the success of those from marginalized groups?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In what ways will your work promote and support transformational leaders that are trustworthy, healthy, skilled and inquisitive?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Sample of Scholarly Work
Optional Documents


Marian University

At Marian University, our vision is to provide an education distinguished in its ability to prepare transformative leaders for service to the world. Our mission is to be a great Catholic university dedicated to achieving excellence in learning, which is achieved through teaching, research, and scholarly activities in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition. We welcome students of all faiths who seek an educational experience framed within the context of our Franciscan values of dignity of the individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship. Our understanding of these values is informed by reflection on the life of Jesus Christ and prayer.

The institution grew out of the dedication and vision of Sister Theresa Hackelmeier and the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, who established a school in Oldenburg, Indiana, in 1851. The college was founded in Oldenburg in 1936 and moved to Indianapolis in 1937. On July 1, 2009, Marian College became Marian University.

Marian University is proud to be a higher education institution just ten minutes away from downtown Indianapolis. Here, you’ll not only get to benefit from the exceptional employment and internship opportunities the city has to offer but also its diverse culture and lively personality. From cool cultural districts with unique entertainment, shopping, and dining options to outdoor festivals, professional and amateur sports events, hiking and biking trails, and more, Marian University is conveniently located in the heart of it all. Whether it’s walking around Monument Circle, floating down the canal in a paddleboat, visiting the various historical sites and museums, or dining on Mass Ave, you’ll quickly find your favorite local hangouts and love this city just as much as we do.

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