Assistant Professor of Biochemistry or Chemistry
Belmont Abbey College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry or Chemistry, to begin August 1, 2021. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience.
The primary responsibility of this position is to teach undergraduate courses with a requirement to develop and teach a one-year Biochemistry sequence with labs as well as any of the other existing chemistry courses. There is also an opportunity to develop an upper-level elective in the applicant’s area of expertise. The individual filling this position will teach a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester and will also teach laboratories in Chemistry and Biochemistry. A secondary responsibility of this position is to serve as an academic advisor to students which may include students who are undecided as to their intended major and those who have declared Biochemistry as their major. The individual will also be required to serve on committees of the College and of the faculty as appropriate.
While the primary expectation for the person filling this position is teaching and service, the individual is also expected to maintain currency in their discipline through participation in professional organizations and, as resources permit, research and publication.
This tenure-track position requires an earned doctorate in an area of biochemistry or related discipline, a strong desire to teach and mentor undergraduate students, the ability to communicate material in the discipline effectively to students, colleagues, and the public at large, and a collegial attitude. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.
In addition to having a solid foundation in the liberal arts, the successful candidate will be able to articulate scientific insights in the context of the liberal arts educational tradition and the Catholic understanding of the human person. The successful candidate will also demonstrate commitment to an intellectual life consistent with the College’s identity as a Catholic, Benedictine school that aims to provide an excellent undergraduate education “in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified.” Preference will be given to those candidates who can demonstrate a philosophy of teaching and research that fits well with the institution’s emphasis on the education of the whole person, and with the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed. Please email application materials to email@example.com, using the subject line “Biochemistry Search.” The application should include the following: a letter of application, vita, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response discussing how you would incorporate the College’s mission into your teaching, service, and scholarship as a faculty member of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry and contribute positively to the fulfillment of the mission. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but required for interview.)