The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Wesleyan University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2024. The candidate will develop an independent research program supported by extramural funding that integrates current biochemical or biophysical approaches to address fundamental problems in molecular biology; we are particularly interested in candidates whose research addresses RNA structure and function, membrane biology, enzyme mechanisms, infection and immunity, intrinsically disordered proteins, or metabolomics and proteomics. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry or a related field and postdoctoral experience, and must demonstrate excellence in both teaching and research. We seek an individual who can contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate course curriculum, including advanced biochemistry courses. The successful applicant will teach one formal course each semester and participate in co-teaching of a journal club and graduate seminars.
The new hire will participate in our Ph.D. training program and cross-disciplinary initiatives in the life sciences. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, as well as participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching interests, course syllabi and teaching evaluations (if available), and email addresses for three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college's commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/9729.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Mary Readinger by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone at 860-685- 2409 if you have any questions about the application process.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator.