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Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, Tenure Track, August 2022

Chapman University
Orange County, California, US
Closing date
Dec 2, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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General Information The Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University invites applications for a Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology, to begin August 2022.Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Schmid College is available at The Biological Sciences program is located in the newly built Keck Center for Science and Engineering, a state-of-the-art building that facilitates collaborations among the faculty and students. Our faculty are heavily involved in various cutting-edge research projects that are cited both nationally and internationally. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at
Qualifications We seek a colleague with a strong record of publication and potential for securing extramural funding who can incorporate undergraduates into their research program. Demonstrated teaching excellence and a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology or a related area are required. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the expected 8/1/22 position start date and must demonstrate both commitment and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Post-doctoral training is highly desired. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program in an area of molecular biology including, but not limited to:• Cell Biology• Developmental Biology• Microbiology
Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to lead a rigorous research program, which will include securing extramural funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The candidate's primary responsibilities will be to establish a research program with undergraduate student involvement and teach four courses per year. This could include contributing to introductory biology classes as well as developing upper-division courses in the candidate's field of expertise.
Contact Information Candidates should submit the following electronically via: letterCurriculum vitaeStatement of research (2 pages max)Statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages max)Statement of past and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (2 pages max)Contact information for three referencesChapman University Faculty Employment ApplicationAt Chapman University, we place great value in a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives, particularly from groups that are traditionally under-represented in higher education within the US. As such we seek candidates who will support and advance our mission of being inclusive of all students in our teaching, our research, our collaborations, our service, and beyond. Review of applications will commence October 1, 2021. Inquiries may be directed to the Biological Sciences Search Chairs at use "Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology Position" as the email subject line. This position is contingent upon final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidates.
*Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.*
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