Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

San Antonio, Texas

St. Mary's University Texas
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St. Mary's University of San Antonio, a private, Catholic and Marianist University, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, 9-month, faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2024. This position will include a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Biological Sciences. We are seeking a scientist with teaching expertise at the university level to teach Biochemistry I, Biochemistry II, and one or more of the following service courses: General Biology, General Chemistry, and Cell and Molecular Methods. This position also carries an expectation of research involving undergraduates, academic advising, and service at the department, school, University, and community levels. The presence of an active biomedical research community in the San Antonio area provides the opportunity to establish collaborative research projects in many fields. Qualifications: PhD in Biochemistry or related discipline from an accredited university; ABD candidates will be considered Experience teaching undergraduates at the university level (two years) Ability to engage students using best-practice pedagogy Active research program in biochemistry that engages undergraduate students Responsibilities: Teach four sections (lectures and labs) of courses per semester including biochemistry, and other courses in biological/chemical sciences as assigned Provide instruction using various methods of content and interactive approaches Develop a research program in biochemistry engaging undergraduate students Maintains scholarly activities including attending conferences, applying for research grant funding, dissemination of research findings Academic advising for students in the department Engage in service at the department, school, University, and community levels Contribute to the University's Marianist educational mission About the Departments Both the chemistry and biology departments are active in research and opportunities for collaborations and professional development are abundant. Faculty are invested in positively impacting students' lives through strong mentorship, exemplary teaching and commitment to community and industry engagement. About the University St. Mary's University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary's enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University's Marianist educational mission. To apply: For more information, visit the university web site at or contact Dr. Susan Oxley, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at . Applicants should electronically submit the employment application available at Along with the employment application, please also submit the following items via ApplicantPro: 1) a cover letter detailing interest in the position and a description of teaching and professional development goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) copies of graduate transcripts, 4) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) a two-page research proposal. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to or uploaded via Applicant Pro. Electronic submission of applications and all other materials is strongly encouraged. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin after March 20, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and is accompanied by a strong benefits package. Any offer of employment for this position is contingent upon successful completion of a clear background check. St. Mary's University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.
Date Posted: 14 April 2024
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