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Visiting Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Augustana University
South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Augustana University seeks to fill a visiting, full-time position in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2022.  A search to fill a tenure-track Biochemistry position will be initiated in Fall 2022 and the successful candidate may choose to be a candidate for that position, as well.

Primary Responsibilities: (1) instruction of courses (lecture and lab) in organic chemistry and biochemistry for majors and non-majors, which includes an upper level biochemistry course (medicinal chemistry preferred, although this is flexible) and (2) instruction of nonmajor chemistry courses (lecture and lab).  This position includes a heavy laboratory component, with a target total load of 14-16 student contact hours per fall/spring semester.  The successful applicants will have a demonstrated dedication to undergraduate education, a commitment to innovative and excellent teaching, the capability to adhere to the timelines of a rigorous curriculum, and the ability to meet the flexible instructional needs of the Department. Summer teaching opportunities outside of the base teaching load may be available. Research/scholarship is not an expectation for the position. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biochemistry.  Candidates with post-doctoral training and a strong record of undergraduate instruction in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry are preferred. 

Salary: Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications; excellent fringe benefits are included.

Closing Date: May 1st, 2022 or until position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy, (3) a delineation of scientific expertise and experience, (4) a statement on your commitment to diversity (how you worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous position and how you plan to continue to do so at Augustana), (5) copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, (6) a curriculum vita, (7) a completed Augustana University employment application, (8) and three letters of reference electronically to Official web site:

Contact Augustana University Human Resources with questions: Liz Van Westen, Employment Specialist,, 605-274-4107.

For more information about the department please see the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry web page:

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

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