Kalamazoo College
Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. The position will begin September 2022. A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, or the equivalent, is required. Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduate students in scholarship both inside and outside of the classroom. Kalamazoo College has made a commitment to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences (http://www.kzoo.edu/). It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. Approximately 10% of its students major in Chemistry or Biochemistry. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit. Kalamazoo is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. The campus is thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan. The area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a summary of scholarly interests and research plans, a statement addressing experience working with underrepresented students and pedagogical ways to create an inclusive classroom, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable). Three letters of recommendation addressed to Jeffrey Bartz, Chair, Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295, should be submitted electronically in pdf format to ChemistrySearch@kzoo.edu with a subject line in the format lastname_firstname.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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