Tenure Track Faculty Position in Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, located in Oxford, Mississippi, invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level in the area of BIOCHEMISTRY to begin in August 2024.

Individuals with expertise in any area of biochemistry, including those complementing active research programs in the Department, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience in biochemistry or a closely related field. The Department has 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 6 teaching faculty, and a vibrant graduate Ph.D. program. Construction of a new $175M STEM education facility on campus is underway that will foster interdisciplinary opportunities to fulfill our commitment to inclusive excellence in chemical education. In addition, the Department houses the new $2M Nano-Bio ImmunoEngineering Consortium (NIEC), which boasts two staffed biomaterials and biomolecular characterization laboratories. Details of these facilities can be found on the departmental website by clicking here.

The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program; provide mentorship for graduate and undergraduate researchers; demonstrate excellence in teaching; and perform service to the department, college, university, and community (visitoxfordms.com) or here for the direct link.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applications must be submitted online (careers.olemiss.edu) and should include a cover letter, a current CV, research plans, and a teaching philosophy statement.

Because the University of Mississippi is committed to building an inclusive and diverse university community as outlined in its Pathways to Equity plan (https://chancellor.olemiss.edu/pathways-to-equity), applicants should specify within their application how their teaching, scholarship, and service will contribute to a diverse and inclusive community. During the online application process, applicants will be prompted to provide the names and email addresses of three professional references that will provide letters of recommendation.

The University of Mississippi has a Carnegie classification of R1 and is rated a “Great Colleges to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The University of Mississippi is an EOE / AA / Minority / Female / Vet / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Title VI / Title VII / Title IX / 504 / ADA / ADEA employer.