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Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor in Biochemistry

Arizona State University
Glendale, Arizona
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 23, 2023

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor position in Biochemistry and closely related fields such as molecular biology, genetics, and cellular biology. This position will begin in August 2024. Successful candidates are expected to deliver quality undergraduate instruction in Biochemistry and associated courses and to contribute service to the school, college, university, and the profession.

About the School:

The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University, is an interdisciplinary mathematical and natural sciences unit that encompasses computing, statistics, applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics; it prides itself in interdisciplinary collaborations among these research areas. The School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences embraces the ideal of a fully inclusive and welcoming STEM community and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports the success of students of all races, nationalities and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. The School is committed to recruiting and retaining students and faculty from groups that have historically been underrepresented in the sciences. To learn more about MNS, please visit our page,  

ASU is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world applications blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth-largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

All we do at ASU is guided and inspired by the University Charter, which reads:

ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Successful candidates will demonstrate throughout their materials how their teaching, research, and service will contribute to the fulfillment of this charter.

Essential Functions of the Position:

The person filling this position is expected to deliver quality instruction in the general field of biochemistry including genetics, cellular biology, and molecular biology.  Additionally, the candidate will be expected to:

  • Deliver high-quality interdisciplinary and inclusive instruction on-ground and online in the general field of biochemistry including genetics, cellular biology, and molecular biology.
  • Develop, maintain, and update course materials as appropriate to the field and modality to support the recently-launched online Pharmacology and Toxicology BS degree;
  • Foster collegiality in the school; we value a highly collaborative community and culture that prioritizes mutual respect, support, and collective success; Contribute service to the unit, college, university, and profession as requested. Teach courses in relevant areas.

To be considered for an Associate Teaching Professor position, one must have at least five years of relevant teaching experience and have successfully gone through the promotion process at another institution.


Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cellular Biology, or Molecular Biology or related field at the time of the hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • One or more years of teaching excellence in relevant areas.
  • Experience in university instruction and course development utilizing course management systems such as Canvas or Blackboard.
  • Ability to teach broadly across core undergraduate courses that support the Pharmacology/Toxicology, Biology, and Environmental Sciences programs such as genetics, cellular biology, biochemistry, and introductory pharmacology/toxicology classes.
  • Expertise that contributes to the general field of Biochemistry and compliments the knowledge of the current faculty.
  • Evidence of previous teaching service responsibilities, supervising supplemental kinds of student learning, and/or administrative duties related to teaching
  • Ability to teach in a variety of class formats such as large, first-year lectures; upper-division, specialty courses; and laboratory classes.
  • Experience working successfully with a diverse student population including first-generation college students.
  • Ongoing commitment to professional development in the field.

Application Instructions

Application Deadline:

The initial application deadline is December 4, 2023, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. A background check and official transcripts are required prior to employment. For assistance with your application, or for position-related questions, contact


Application Procedure:

Only electronic submissions via Interfolio will be reviewed. All required materials must be submitted at time of initial application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit all application materials to

Applications must contain:

  • Cover letter that addresses the required and desired qualifications and how your experience will demonstrate the University Charter
  • Curriculum vita with contact information, including telephone number and e-mail address
  • Two-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, syllabi, peer observation, annual evaluations)
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number), one reference must be from your current or most recent employer

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon the successful passing of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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