Benedictine University, Physical Sciences

3857 15014
Position ID:Benedictine University-Physical Sciences-ASTPROFBIOCHEM10072019 [#15014]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Bio-chemistry
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Lisle, Illinois 60532, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biochemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/10/08, finished 2020/06/16, listed until 2020/04/08)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Full-Time, Tenure Track, 2020 Fall Semester


Position Description: The Department of Physical Sciences at Benedictine University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2020.  Successful candidates will have research interests in human biochemistry or medicinal chemistry with the capability of working in multidisciplinary collaboration with chemists and biologists. The Department of Physical Sciences consists of eleven full-time faculty members, houses four undergraduate programs (BS Physics, BA Engineering Science, BS Chemistry, BA Chemistry), and participates in the interdisciplinary Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology undergraduate major and Master of Science in Integrative Physiology. The successful candidate will establish and participate in externally funded research with a research plan that engages students.  Startup funds are available.

We are seeking a colleague who can complement the existing expertise in the chemistry program.  Our current faculty have expertise in chemical physics, organic synthesis and catalysis, organometallic chemistry and bioanalytical chemistry.

Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago with an additional campus in Mesa, Arizona. Benedictine University seeks employees who, regardless of their religious affiliation, understand and contribute to the University’s mission and goals. As an institution, we are committed to our identity as Catholic and Benedictine in our values, our operations, and our curriculum in an effort to help each student, each employee, the local community, and each other thrive academically, professionally, and personally in our religiously and culturally diverse academic environment. The College of Science enjoys a location in the research corridor of metropolitan Chicago, and delivers nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences. 

Qualifications:  A Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related area is required.  Teaching and postdoctoral experience are preferred.  Candidates must have legal authority to work in the USA permanently by the date of hire.

Application Deadline:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those applications received by November 15, 2019.

Application Process:  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation, (including at least one that addresses teaching effectiveness) through Academic Jobs Online at

Candidates who are offered a faculty position at Benedictine University must present Official Transcripts and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in order to be considered for the position, and must present them to Human Resources before the position starts.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution.  This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532

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