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Tenure-Track Position in Biochemistry

Earlham College
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Earlham College Biology and Chemistry Departments invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Biochemistry at the Assistant Professor level. The position will be housed in either Biology or Chemistry, depending on teaching and research specialization, and have a leadership role in the Biochemistry interdepartmental major. Candidates must be excited about teaching bright and motivated undergraduates in a small liberal arts college environment. The appointment would begin August 2022.

Primary duties and responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in chemistry and biology, as well as upper-level elective courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. There are also opportunities to teach first-year seminars and other interdisciplinary courses. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a student-faculty research program that will actively engage our undergraduate students. Other duties will include advising students and participating in College and Department service activities.

Experience and qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field. Top candidates will have prior teaching and/or post-doctoral experience and be able to successfully engage students from diverse backgrounds in the classroom and laboratory.


The Biology and Chemistry Departments are housed in a newly renovated LEED certified facility that houses a wide variety of state-of-the-art instrumentation. The biochemistry program at Earlham strives to help students gain the analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills required to attend the top graduate schools, medical schools, veterinary schools, and public health programs. For more information please visit:

Application instructions

Please send a single PDF that includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial or official), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan that specifically addresses undergraduate research projects, a statement detailing how you plan to interact with and teach a diverse community, and contact information for three professional references.

Application materials should be sent to

Review of applications will begin in October 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions to Chelsy Nichols or

Earlham College requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or apply for and receive a qualified exemption within two weeks of the employment start date.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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