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Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Denison University
Granville, Ohio
salary not specified
Posted Date
Aug 3, 2023

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Denison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2024. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and the capacity to develop a research program that recruits and engages undergraduates in publishable research. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory chemistry, biochemistry, and an advanced course in the candidate's field of expertise; all classes have a laboratory component. Denison Chemistry faculty teach a 2/1 course load. Individuals who identify as underrepresented in biochemistry and related disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Denison University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, and nationally ranked residential liberal arts college located in Granville, Ohio, 30 minutes east of the Columbus metropolitan area. The Columbus area offers numerous opportunities for dual-career families and collaborations ( 

The college offers generous annual professional development funds, summer support for student and faculty research, a one-semester pre-tenure leave following a successful third year review, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars. Faculty contributing to the life of their department, the institution, and the larger community is essential for Denison’s mission. We anticipate our new colleague will engage in service activities within these communities in a way that is congruent with their work as a teacher-scholar. See our website ( for more detailed descriptions of our program and facilities.


A Ph.D. and research engagement subsequent to the Ph.D. are required. 

Application Instructions

Application information at Priority date for applications is September 15, 2023.

Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing their motivations for teaching at a small, residential, liberal arts college, curriculum vitae including a publication list, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and separate statements addressing:

1) the applicant’s teaching philosophy across the curriculum, including capacity to teach introductory chemistry, biochemistry and an upper-level course in their specialty,

2) a detailed summary of the applicant’s proposed research (a ~5-page summary), and

3) specific actions the applicant could take (at Denison) to foster belonging, success, and engagement for students from diverse backgrounds and groups underrepresented in chemistry and biochemistry.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and antiracism (IDEA) at

Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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